I’m writing to specific my gratitude for the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program.
I run a seasonal landscaping enterprise. The lock down occurred in March simply as we normally start our busy spring season. The pandemic had quite a few unfavourable impacts on my small enterprise even though my enterprise, and the landscaping business on the whole, have been busy this previous summer time. We had a couple of two-month delay to the season and all the things was slower, extra sophisticated and far much less worthwhile. Consequently, our gross sales have been down by about 40 p.c this yr.
Once I utilized for the Maine Financial Restoration Grant, I believed that maybe I’d be awarded a small quantity to assist cowl a few of my losses. A lot to my shock, the quantity of the grant lined practically one hundred pc of my losses. It will, in flip, enable me to repay the money owed that I incurred this previous season. It’s going to give me the monetary stability to proceed to pay myself, and my design workers, all through the lean winter months. It’s going to additionally give me the chance to spend money on some new instruments and different essential gadgets. All to say, that the grant has made an enormous distinction for my staff, and myself.
I’m undecided how I’d have recovered with out this cash and I’m deeply grateful.