COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs

Learn more about COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs

The City of Portland’s Business Loan and Grant Programs are designed to provide financial assistance to Portland businesses impacted by COVID-19. This includes businesses that have remained open, have furloughed some or all of their employees, businesses that have closed temporarily, and those that are re-opening.  These programs are not intended to substitute for SBA PPP, and EIDL or FAME COVID-19 financing.  

The second round of the City’s COVID-19 loan and grant programs were launched on June 17th, 2020 with eligibility modifications. Applications for the second round are due on July 8th, 2020 by 4:00 pm.  

The following criteria have been modified to open up the eligibility for additional businesses:

1) Businesses that received $10,000 or less in financing from COVID-19 Federal or State programs, that applied and were denied, or applied and never heard back are eligible;

2) Businesses that were first open and operational up to March 15th, 2020;

3) Businesses that are home-based may now apply, a commercial lease is no longer required for eligibility (Impacts Microenterprise Grant Program);

4) Businesses with up to 15 employees may now apply (Impacts Rapid Response Micro Loan Program).  


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AM i Low/ Moderate Income?

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HOW DO I APPLY?

APPLY HERE

The application is a google form, you must log in to a google account to fill out the form. If you do not have a google account you can create one here.

Alternatively, you can submit the form by filling out the PDF application, scanning all attachments, and sending via email to nrh@portlandmaine.gov.

The application is due by 4:00 pm on July 8th.

AK Proposal PDC Timelines (2)

WHAT WILL I NEED TO APPLY?

You will need to submit documentation with your application including:

GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE:

 Rapids Response Guidelines | COVID-19 BAP Guidelines | MicroEnterprise Guidelines

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