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Domestic Trade Grant Program

Domestic Trade Grant Program

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Posted In: Communications & Advocacy

The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) is administering the Domestic Trade Grant Program on behalf of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and is urging municipal officials to share this opportunity with qualifying businesses within their communities. The program, geared toward assisting Maine businesses with selling more goods and services throughout the U.S., will award roughly $6 million in grants through two competitive rounds.  Depending on the size of the business or the level of collaboration being proposed in the application, grants will range from $10,000 to $250,000. Funding for the program is limited to businesses and industries that were impacted by the pandemic and for activities that will increase access to markets and expand sales.  The deadline for applying for the first round is 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2023.  For more information about the project please visit DECD’s website here.  Technical assistance is available by emailing domestictrade@gpcog.org or by calling 207-387-2919.

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