The Maine Tourism Relief Fund, founded by Poland Spring and the Maine Tourism Association was created to provide relief to small businesses and their employees experiencing great hardship as a result of business closures in the state due to COVID-19. They will be taking applications for the fund for 5 days, May 4th - 8th.

At the close of the application period, all eligible applicants will be entered into a pool and recipients will be chosen at random. The grants are NOT first-come, first-serve. The Maine Tourism Association will continue to raise funds and hopes to be able have additional application periods in the future.

Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals and businesses who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the Maine Tourism Association.

Subject to the availability of funds contributed to the Fund, a one-time grant of $500 for individuals or $1000 for small businesses will be disbursed directly to the applicant following review and confirmation of eligibility. Awards will be limited to one grant per person.

If you or your business wish to DONATE to the fund, email

To apply for a grant, and to see if you qualify, click HERE

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