Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
05/22/20 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Maine local municipal governments (excluding entitlement communities) for projects that assist businesses with job creation and retention for the low-to-moderate income sector. Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply prior to applying. Funding is intended to prevent and eliminate slum conditions through increased employment.
All CDBG funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program. These objectives are:
The following limited conditions apply:
Grants to Municipalities are for acquisition, relocation, demolition, clearance, construction, reconstruction, installation and rehabilitation associated with public infrastructure projects such as water and sewer improvements, flood and drainage improvements, publicly-owned commercial and industrial buildings, parking, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, etc. All public infrastructure must be owned by the municipality or public or private utility and be in support of an identified business.
Grants to Municipalities for Direct Business Support are for capital and non-capital equipment, land and site improvements, rehabilitation or construction of commercial or industrial buildings, job training, working capital and capital equipment and be in support of an identified business. Acquisition is not an allowable activity under this group.
For information about job creation, see: https://www.maine.gov/decd/sites/maine.gov.decd/files/inline-files/2020%20Economic%20Development%20Program%20Letter%20of%20Intent.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 167238
The minimum request for EDP assistance is $100,000.
Grants to Municipalities/Grants to Municipalities for Direct Business Support: Up to $500,000
Start-up businesses are limited to a maximum grant award of $250,000.
The maximum CDBG participation per job created or retained with EDP funds is $30,000.
Funds will not be available until after July 1, 2020. Projects are expected to have successful completion within 12 months.
Applicants have up to three months to complete the project development phase process or notice of award may be rescinded.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Letters of Intent may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter “EDP LOI” in the subject line.
Office of Community Development
111 Sewall Street, 3rd Floor
59 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0059
Phone: (207) 624-7484
Fax: (207) 287-8070
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