We want to see your vision. What emotions do you want to evoke when people think about your business? What colors will they see? How will they remember you?


Plans are not great unless executed properly. Life happens, we get it. How do you intend to take this as a learning opportunity and pivot in a new direction?


You began your business to achieve financial freedom. You honed in on your skills and brought your vision to life. Show us how you intend to continually innovate while staying true to yourself and your intentions.

2020 BOM Innovators Grant

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Black Owned Maine would like to announce our BOM Innovators Grant. This focuses on businesses that are rebranding, pivoting, or innovating. Explain your plans and allow us to aid in your transformation. The first-place winner of this grant will receive two weeks of free ad space on our website, a post on our social media accounts, a highlight in our monthly newsletter, and a one-time payment of $500. The runner up will also receive two weeks of free ad space on our website, a post on our social media accounts, and a highlight in our monthly newsletter.


  1. A business at least 50% owned by a person of the African Diaspora
  2. Primarily, or exclusively, doing business in Maine
  3. A business with a clear plan for a re-branding, pivoting, or innovation strategy. You do not need to know all the fine details but we do want to see where your creative vision lies. 
  4. Be listed in our directory. Double-check to make sure you are not already on our directory before submitting another form. The BOM directory submission form can be found at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Winners are contacted via email. 

Contact us with any questions.

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”


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