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 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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