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Category Archives: Grant opportunities
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 … Continue reading
Public Notice RFP from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources RFP#201808179 Maine Farms for the Future Program, Round 18: Phase 1 – Business Plan Development (2018-2020) with potential Phase 2 – Investment Support in 2020 … Continue reading
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), thanks to support from the John Merck Fund, is awarding $3,000 grants to each of three MOFGA-certified organic businesses: Turtle Rock Farm in Brunswick, Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft and Left Field Farm … Continue reading
APPLY FOR A PORTLAND FOODSHED PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP http://www.forkfoodlab.com/lfpp/ SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS Win a chance to kickstart your own food business! Fork Food Lab (Pilotworks Portland) and partners are working together to offer scholarships to three food businesses this Spring (9 total … Continue reading
Mark Your calendars – The February 15th deadline is approaching for Maine Community Foundation’s largest grantmaking program. The Community Building Grant Program supports organizations and programs throughout the state that invest in people, maximize assets, and engage community. See details … Continue reading
MAINE GRAIN ALLIANCE GRANT OPPORTUNITY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR GRAIN-BASED BUSINESSES Application Deadline: December 1st, 2017 – 5:00 pm The Maine Grain Alliance seeks applications to award mini-grants of $250 – $1,000. The mini-grants are to fund need-based technical assistance … Continue reading
A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following website: http://www.maine.gov/purchases/venbid/rfp.shtml Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Purchases, … Continue reading
Do you, or someone you know, dream of becoming an organic farmer? THE RUSSELL LIBBY AGRICULTURAL SCHOLAR AWARDS gives three $1,500 scholarships each year to students and farmers pursuing careers in sustainable or organic farming. The scholarship application deadline is … Continue reading
Details for the USDA Rural Energy for America Program Grant here.