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Grants to Maine Organizations and Businesses for Projects that Further Economic Development in Eligible Locations

Franklin County Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Grant


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Funding Source
Franklin County Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maine: Franklin County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 to Maine organizations and businesses for projects that further economic development in eligible locations. Priority funding is intended for projects that create or retain jobs in the region. Projects proposing collaboration with additional partners and shared risk may also be viewed more favorably. The proposed activity must take place within the Unorganized Territories of Franklin County.

Eligible Project Categories:

  1. Scenic Byway (Improvements, Planning, and Updates)
  2. Tourism Branding and Marketing
  3. Nature-Based Tourism Plan
  4. Unorganized Territories Employment and Training
  5. Recreational Trail Improvements
  6. GPS Plotline; Mapping of Trails.

Project proposals which offer substantial capital investment and/or the strong potential for significant job creation within the Unorganized Territories may be eligible for additional support through this program. These exceptional cases may be considered from time to time on an individual basis, but potential applicants must contact the TIF Administrator to discuss prior to submitting an application.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Businesses and organizations may apply.

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 round of grant applications is open until April 15.

The County will give priority to applicants who provide at least half (50 percent) of any cash match required by the grantor (sometimes referred to as a 1:1 match).

The county allows applicants up to six months from the time of notice of award to accept that award.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests can range between $5,000 and $50,000. There is a total lifetime limit of $100,000 per project.

Term of Contract
The grant period for all TIF grants will be no less than one year from the time of receipt of an award.

Contact Information
Greater Franklin Development Council
PO Box 107
Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-5887

For further information please contact the TIF administrators at

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