Resources for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Resources for small businesses and nonprofits    

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce

The chamber’s Coronavirus Resources page has information about remote work tips, Gov. Mills emergency legislation, legislation and ways to support the community.

Pay it Forward Maine

The Portland Regional Chamber is organizing Pay it Forward Maine campaign, a statewide effort to encourage businesses and organizations to continue supporting local businesses and their employees in our new world of closed storefronts and social distancing.

Finance Authority of Maine loan programs

The Finance Authority of Maine has COVID-19 relief programs for individuals, businesses and lenders.

Resource for Retailers

The Retail Association of Maine is maintaining a COVID-19 Resource Page for Retailers.

The U.S. Small Business Administration

Apply on-line for disaster loan assistance for overcoming any temporary loss of business revenue due to COVID-19. This page provides an overview of guidance and resources to help small companies keep employees safe and weather the economic downturn. 

Business owners can also call the SBA disaster relief hotline at1-800-659-2955.

The Maine Department of Labor

Resources for Employers and Workers on COVID-19

Unemployment claims can be filed online. Claimants do not need to do anything special for claims related to COVID-19. If you have questions, you can visit the Maine.gov Unemployment page or submit questions to Maine Department of Labor staff.

Information on COVID-19 for Maine Nonprofits

The Maine Association of Nonprofits has created an information hub for Maine nonprofits about how they can prepare, respond, connect and contribute.

Nonprofits and COVID-19

 The National Council of Nonprofits has created an excellent resource page.