NVME marketing mini-grant application for businesses in Washington, Hancock, Penobscot, & Piscataquis Counties
Please answer the questions below and submit the completed application by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual micro business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners. Non-profit organizations are not eligible. Businesses must apply to the region in which they are based.

Criteria for the contest: having 5 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, have sales in the current calendar year, and gross annual sales of no more than $250,000.

Use of funds: New Ventures Maine’s mini-grants support new or expanded business marketing and promotion, not the production of product or purchase of equipment, tools, furnishings, or other fixed assets. Professional licensure for the owner or employees and/or membership fees will not be funded. Marketing projects must be current or future projects; we are not able to fund past marketing projects (reimbursement is not available).

Business Match: Your winning grant must be matched by a 25% contribution (i.e. $125 match required for $500 grant). Matching funds can come from business profits, personal funds, or other sources.

Have questions? Need more Info? Want a complete set of guidelines? Prefer to mail or e-mail an application?
Contact SarahJoy Chaples at 207-262-7842 or sarah.joy.chaples@maine.edu

Contact information *
Name(s), Business name, Address, Email, Phone, Website, Facebook, etc.
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Tell us briefly about your business *
What is your mission, and what products or services do you offer?
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How many full-time and part-time employees do you have? (Not including owner or owners.) *
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What are your annual gross sales? *
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Have you received sales revenue in the current year? *
Describe your marketing project *
What marketing project are you proposing to do? How will mini-grant funds be used? What are the specific tasks, elements, timeline and financial details of your project? Please include quotes if available.
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Describe the benefit and impact *
Will this project allow you to extend your business connections? Will it strengthen your brand/increase visibility for your business? How many new customers and/or amount of increased sales will this project allow? How will you evaluate the impact of this marketing project?
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Business and marketing plan *
How does this marketing project fit into your overall business and marketing plan? Will this project enhance ongoing strategies or help to create new marketing tools and strategies?
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Project budget *
Address the following: grant amount you are requesting. (not to exceed $500); match funds you have available; total amount for your project.
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