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Bath City Council Approves Second Economic Relief Loan Program for Small Businesses


BATH, Maine (January 27, 2020) – The City of Bath will offer a second round of one-time loans through its Economic Relief Bridge Program, an initiative which provided $300,000 in loans to 39 small Bath businesses in 2020. This year’s pro…

Community Development Block Grant Statement Now Available


The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development recently released its 2021 program statement for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Each year the State of Maine receives a formula allocation of funding from the Depar…

City of Bath Invites Second Round of Public Feedback on Morse High School Reuse Study


11/9/2020 UPDATE: The deadline for participating in the virtual workshop and survey has been extended to Friday, November 13. The City of Bath is seeking its second round of public feedback as part of the Morse High School Reuse Options Study wit…

Applications OPEN for Maine's Economic Recovery Grant Program


Applications are open for the second phase Maine's Economic Recovery Grant Program. Phase 2 will make available approximately $95 million in remaining funds from Phase 1 and expand access to the program by increasing the number of eligible busin…

2021 Facade Improvement Grant Program


Applications are now available for the City of Bath’s Façade Improvement Grant Program 2021 grant period. The deadline to apply for 2021 grants is Dec.31, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.  The program promotes economic development and stimula…

Morse High School Redevelopment and Reuse Survey Results


Results from June’s survey regarding the Morse High School redevelopment and reuse are now available on the City’s website. The next round of public feedback Is planned to take place in September of 2020. This survey is part of the Mo…

Bath Gets Creative to Support Local Business


The City of Bath is providing expanded pedestrian areas to allow small businesses to expand onto sidewalks and provide physical distancing to safely shop downtown. The initiative is part of a community campaign called “For the Love of Bath.&rd…

Public Feedback Needed for Morse Study


The City of Bath is seeking its first round of public feedback as part of the Morse High School Reuse Options Study with a virtual workshop that will go live today, Friday, June 12. Following the initial public meeting about Morse redevelopment i…

Szanton Company Housing Development Presentation


The Szanton Company is proposing a housing development to add 50 apartments in downtown Bath, utilizing the former Bath Area Family YMCA property (26 Summer Street) and Moses (24 Summer Street) and Columbia (168-194 Front Street). The Szanton C…

City of Bath Announces June 1 Reopening of City Services


The City of Bath has announced plans to re-open to the public beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. City Hall offices will open by appointment only.  “This is going to be a very controlled reopening of our municipal offices to the public,&rd…

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