Grant Opportunity: Technical assistant Grants for Grain-based Businesses


Do you own a grain-based business in Maine? The 2018 Technical Assistance Grant Program is now accepting applications. See full details about the program and the proposal requirements below.

Warmest regards,
Maine Grain Alliance

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.

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 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 generous support of Skowhegan Savings and Allagash Brewing Company.

Application Download:
Request for Proposal (PDF)

Application Deadline:
December 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Awards Announcement:
Late December

Please email completed proposals to:

Examples of Previous Previous Grantees:
TA Grant Overview (Prezi)