Technical Assistance Grant Opportunity

The Maine Grain Alliance seeks applications to award mini-grants of $250 – $1,000.

The mini-grants are to fund need-based technical assistance (TA) and equipment that will help grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities in Maine. A minimum of $12,000 is available in this round of grants.

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, buying a needed piece of machinery or getting legal support. Please specify one area of technical assistance for which you are seeking grant support.

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 in Skowhegan since 2007.

For more information about the Maine Grain Alliance and its other programs, please visit The Maine Grain Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization. This technical assistance grant program is made possible by the Quimby Family Foundation and the Allagash Community Grant Program.

Application Download:
Request for Proposal (PDF)
Application Deadline:
February 26th 5:00 pm

Awards Announcement:
Late March

Please email completed proposals to:

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