In an effort to help Maine’s small businesses during this time, we have created this page to serve as a place for island and coastal small business owners, artists and makers, and nonprofits to access tools and resources to help them address current challenges and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighted Resources

  • Business Resilience Grants—In our work with small businesses, we see a particular need for helping businesses adapt in the wake of COVID-19 and after. Through the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, we’re offering grants of up to $1,500 to support island and coastal small businesses during this time. Learn more and apply here.
  • Commercial Currents podcast series, “Business in Uncertain Times: Conservations with Maine’s Island and Coastal Small Businesses”. Listen to all the episodes here.
  • Visit our On Demand Recordings page to view recorded webinars, podcasts, and video footage from past events to learn practical skills, listen to inspiring stories, and stay digitally connected and informed.

General Small Business Resources

Maine-based small business resources

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Disaster assistance and SBA resources

Maine Department of Labor

Recorded webinars and trainings

Resources for Maine Artists and Arts-based Businesses

Information for Fishermen and Farmers

To see a detailed list of resources for the aquaculture and fishing communities, visit our Aquaculture and Fishing Resource page here.

How to Support Local Small Businesses

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