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The Maine Grain Alliance Grows Businesses!

The Maine Grain Alliance awards grants of $250 – $1,000 to fund need-based technical assistance and equipment that will help grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities in Maine.

Examples of technical assistance might include, but are not limited to: hiring someone to help with business planning, hiring a consultant, advisor or expert, marketing/logo/brand development, website creation, attending a course or mentoring opportunity, hiring an architect, engineer, mechanical specialist, or buying a needed piece of machinery or getting legal support.

Technical Assistance Grants are awarded with the intent of strengthening the cluster of grains businesses in Maine.
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Request for Proposals

Maine Grain Alliance

PO Box 1140, Skowhegan, Maine 04976

 

Technical Assistance Grant Program

For immediate release

November 5, 2019

The Maine Grain Alliance seeks applications to award mini-grants of $250 – $1,000 to fund need-based technical assistance (TA) and equipment that will help grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities in Maine.

Grain-based business owners and entrepreneurs demonstrating financial need are welcome to apply. The Maine Grain Alliance is especially interested in assisting participants, presenters, panelists, work-study students, and scholarship recipients of the Kneading Conference which has been held annually since 2007.

The Maine Grain Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization. This technical assistance grant program is made possible by the generous support of Skowhegan Savings and Allagash Brewing Company.

Please email completed proposals to: tristan@mainegrainalliance.com

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2020 5:00 pm

Awards Announcement: Late January 2020

Your Application should not exceed 2 pages in length. Please include information on the following:

Brief Business Overview

Brief description of TA/Equipment need

Identified TA provider, scope of work and timeline

TA provider hourly rate

Total cost of TA or Equipment (if a grant from MGA will not cover the full cost of the TA, please indicate how the balance of the cost will be covered)

 

 

2020 Technical Assistance Grant Awardees

The Maine Grain Alliance is proud to announce the awardees of our latest round of technical assistance grants. Our grants of $250-$1,000 are used to fund need-based technical assistance and equipment that will help grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities in Maine. In 2020, we awarded $12,495 in grant funds through this program.