COVID-19 Economic Relief

Updated May 8, 2020

The City of Bath City Manager's Office and Planning & Development Office have been connecting with local, regional, state and national resources regarding economic response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. If you are trying to determine whether you qualify for SBA or FAME loan programs, contact your lender or local bank for more information.

Restarting Maine's Economy

The State of Maine released a plan on April 28 called Restarting Maine's Economy, including four stages of reopening businesses with checklists and guidance for reopening. On May 8, the State announced a Rural Reopening Plan in 12 counties, including Sagadahoc County, aimed at safely reopening certain additional businesses in counties which have not experienced community transmission of the virus.

More information on the State's re-opening plan: link

Economic Relief Bridge Loan Program

On April 15, the City Council approved a Economic Relief Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses in Bath. Application forms were made available on April 20. Applicants also need to submit financial statements and debt schedule (if necessary) with the application. Application form and materials can be e-mailed to Marc Meyers at For more information about the program, contact Marc Meyers at 443-8330 or or Ben Averill at 443-8363 or

Press Release

Economic Relief Bridge Loan Application

Program Details

SBA standards for small business


U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Guidance & Loans Resources

SBA funding programs, such as Paycheck Protection Program and EIDL Loan Advance


Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, including Essential Services Designation

Maine Department of Labor, including Unemployment

NEW as of 8/20/2020: Economic Relief Grant Program

COVID-19 Micro-Enterprise Business Grant

FAME COVID-19 Relief Loans

Maine Tourism Relief Fund


Main Street Bath Area Business Updates

Midcoast Maine Community Action - ​Midcoast Maine Community Action Emergency Services is providing services to families that qualify for heating assistance, emergency utility support, rent and security deposit assistance. In some locations, they are able to assist clients with obtaining essential items needed for daily living. Emergency Services staff also help to coordinate housing assistance for homeless, at-risk individuals, and families by providing referrals and access to emergency funds that are available to residents of northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties. They also provide counseling services, referrals, advocacy, budgeting assistance, and daily living emergency services.

City of Bath General Assistance - To inquire about General Assistance services through the City of Bath, please call 207-443-8335 or email

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