Main Street Skowhegan is offering $6,000 in technical assistance grants to the town’s business owners and new entrepreneurs this year.

Grant applications will begin being accepted Thursday, April 15. Application link mainstreetskowhegan.org/ta/ will go live April 15.

The available funding for mini-grants is from $500 to $2,000.

The funding can be used for technical assistance, including, but not limited to: hiring someone to help with business planning; hiring a consultant or advisor; marketing/logo/brand development; website creation; attending a course or mentoring opportunity; hiring an architect, engineer, or other specialist; buying a needed piece of machinery/equipment; getting legal support; and other potential business needs, but not to hire employees.

The application deadline is midnight Saturday, May 15.

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