Domestic Trade Assistance Program

SECTION I. APPLICANT INFORMATION

1. Please provide the following applicant information:

Your Name(Required)
Address

2. If different from the previous question, please provide the following information on the company Owner/President.

President / CEO Name
Address

3. Please provide the following information about the company Accounting/Finance contact:

Name(Required)
If in process, please enter “In Process”:

8. Sales from sources outside of Maine (wholesale, ecommerce, shows):

A total cost estimate for the activity will be required below.
10. Indicate the appropriate category for the activity you are applying for. Allowable costs and activities can be found in the Program Guidelines. Check as many as applicable.

SECTION II. TRADE SHOW ASSISTANCE – (maximum request 5 shows $5,000 per show)

Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Type of Show
Have you attended this show before?
Estimated Project Costs
Travel costs: airfare, mileage, lodging, in-market ground transportation, meals, etc.
Exhibit booth costs: booth rental fee, drayage, accessory rental, shipping of samples pre/post show, and B2B Matchmaking Services (a receipt for the service and schedule of meetings will be required).
Grant Request cannot be more than 75% of Exhibit Booth Costs.
All Travel Costs
Exhibit Booth Costs
Total Cost To Attend
Total Grant Request
Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Type of Show
Have you attended this show before?
Estimated Project Costs
Travel costs: airfare, mileage, lodging, in-market ground transportation, meals, etc.
Exhibit booth costs: booth rental fee, drayage, accessory rental, shipping of samples pre/post show, and B2B Matchmaking Services (a receipt for the service and schedule of meetings will be required).
Grant Request cannot be more than 75% of Exhibit Booth Costs.
All Travel Costs
Exhibit Booth Costs
Total Cost To Attend
Total Grant Request
Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Type of Show
Have you attended this show before?
Estimated Project Costs
Travel costs: airfare, mileage, lodging, in-market ground transportation, meals, etc.
Exhibit booth costs: booth rental fee, drayage, accessory rental, shipping of samples pre/post show, and B2B Matchmaking Services (a receipt for the service and schedule of meetings will be required).
Grant Request cannot be more than 75% of Exhibit Booth Costs.
All Travel Costs
Exhibit Booth Costs
Total Cost To Attend
Total Grant Request
Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Type of Show
Have you attended this show before?
Estimated Project Costs
Travel costs: airfare, mileage, lodging, in-market ground transportation, meals, etc.
Exhibit booth costs: booth rental fee, drayage, accessory rental, shipping of samples pre/post show, and B2B Matchmaking Services (a receipt for the service and schedule of meetings will be required).
Grant Request cannot be more than 75% of Exhibit Booth Costs.
All Travel Costs
Exhibit Booth Costs
Total Cost To Attend
Total Grant Request
Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Type of Show
Have you attended this show before?
Estimated Project Costs
Travel costs: airfare, mileage, lodging, in-market ground transportation, meals, etc.
Exhibit booth costs: booth rental fee, drayage, accessory rental, shipping of samples pre/post show, and B2B Matchmaking Services (a receipt for the service and schedule of meetings will be required).
Grant Request cannot be more than 75% of Exhibit Booth Costs.
All Travel Costs
Exhibit Booth Costs
Total Cost To Attend
Total Grant Request

SECTION III. WHOLESALE DEVELOPMENT: (maximum request is $6,000)

MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Estimated Project Costs
Public/Private consulting on wholesale trade
Legal Fees associated with wholesale contract review
Industry specific data reports
Line sheet redesign / design / printing
Project Totals
Grant Request cannot equal more than 75% of estimated whsle. development costs.
Total Estimated Wholesale Development Costs
Total Grant Request

SECTION IV. MARKETING/COLLATERAL DEVELOPMENT: (maximum request is $8,000)

MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Estimated Project Costs
Update/development costs associated with new marketing materials
Rebranding (labels, packaging, collateral materials)
Professional Photography
Project Totals
Grant Request cannot equal more than 75% of estimated whsle. development costs.
Total Estimated Marketing/Collateral Development Costs
Total Grant Request

SECTION V. DIGITAL MARKETING: (maximum request is $10,000)

MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Estimated Project Costs
Website Update/Development/Wholesale Portal/SEO Optimization
Social Media Campaigns (Facebook, Google, Instagram, etc.)
Professional Video to post on website, social media, etc.
Project Totals
Grant Request cannot equal more than 75% of estimated whsle. development costs.
Total Estimated Digital Marketing Costs
Total Grant Request

GRANT REQUEST SUMMARY

SECTION VI. APPLICANT ASSURANCES:

An officer of the company must submit this application.  By submitting this application, the applicant certifies that:
  1. To the best of my/our knowledge, the data in this application is correct and that supporting documentation will be available to Maine Made for review upon request.
  2. I/we understand that submitting false or misleading information may result in being found ineligible for reimbursement and permanent disqualification from any future use of this program.
  3. Maine Made DTAG funds will only be used for those activities included in the estimated project costs as submitted.
  4. The company has been a member of Maine Made for at least 12 months.
  5. The company is in good standing with the State of Maine and all payroll, state, and federal taxes are current.
  6. I/we understand that Maine Made will conduct confidential surveys following the completion of the activity at 6 and 12 months and agree to answer those surveys in a timely manner.
  7. I/we understand that applying for funding under the Maine Made Domestic Trade Assistance Grant prohibits our company from applying for grant assistance through Maine International Trade Center, Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Maine Technology Institute for any of the activities listed in this application and further understand that the aforementioned agencies will be sharing names of companies applying for any/all ARPA and related funding.
I certify that the information provided is truthful and accurate, and my contact information below shall serve as my electronic signature.
Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.