CARES Act Infrastructure Reimbursement Program
The State has allocated $10 million in federal CARES Act funding for an Agriculture and Food Processing Infrastructure Reimbursement Program. The program is offering up to $100,000 in reimbursements to Maine food and agriculture businesses that have recently invested in infrastructure purchases or projects due to market disruptions caused by COVID-19 and in response to the public health emergency.
Reimbursable costs shall be incurred from March 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020 and must improve food supply resilience during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This program is administered by Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) on behalf of DECD and is open to Maine businesses that have incurred new, unanticipated expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complete CARES Act Infrastructure Reimbursement Program (CFDA# 21.019) information including the application is found on CEI’s Maine Grant Programs webpage. (https://www.ceimaine.org/covid-19-resources-for-businesses/maine-covid-grants/)
The application deadline is Friday, December 18, 2020.
For questions or additional information, please contact Jenn Stein, CEI Food Systems Business Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.