Maine Revised Statutes

§13063-L. Application process

1. Process established.  The department shall adopt rules establishing an application process for fund grants for the purposes set forth in section 13063-K, subsection 2. In establishing the application process, the department shall consult with business experts involved with microenterprises in the State.
[ 2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §7 (NEW) .]
2. Process requirements.  The application process must be competitive. An applicant shall specify whether a grant is sought for microenterprise technical assistance or training or a combination thereof. In making grants, the department shall give priority to applications that:
A. Are joint applications by 2 or more community-based organizations or otherwise provide for cooperation among community-based organizations; [2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §7 (NEW).]
B. Target aid to low-income individuals; or [2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §7 (NEW).]
C. Target aid to areas of high unemployment or to underserved areas of the State. [2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §7 (NEW).]
The department may establish additional criteria for assessing applications for fund grants.
[ 2001, c. 471, Pt. A, §7 (NEW) .]
2001, c. 471, §A7 (NEW).