Business Start-up Fund Open

Black Owned Maine is proud to launch start-up funding for Maine-based, Black businesses, nonprofits, and artists new to monetization. Applicants must be within their first two years of business. Awards will not exceed $1,000 and applicants must have an annual operating budget of under $50,000. The deadline to apply is March 30 and applicants will be notified of the award decision by April 15, at the latest. 

Examples of ways to use funds (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • LLC incorporation fees
  • Lawyer fees
  • Accounting fees
  • Business coaching
  • Professional development 
  • Gear and supplies
  • Website fees
  • Advertising fees

Funding made possible by a private donor at Maine Community Foundation. 

Please reach out to Rose at [email protected] for more information or questions.

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