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With support from the Maine Community Foundation and private donors, Sunrise County Economic Council brings you Sunrise $eed Grants, a micro grant fund offering Washington County startups and small businesses helpful injections to address hurdles and propel business development!

In order to be eligible, businesses must…

  • be located in Washington County
  • be a new, or newly acquired, business in operation 0 to 3 years
  • be unable to find alternative funding elsewhere
  • comply with grant guidelines

Sunrise $eed Grant Guidelines

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Sunrise $eed Grant Application

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To learn more or apply, please contact

Susan Hatton, SCEC Loan & Grant Programs Manager at 207-949-0336 or


We offer a sincere thank-you to the Maine Community Foundation for the invitation and funding to build a seed grant program for Washington County startups and early-stage small businesses!


SCEC continues to accept donations to advance support for Washington County startups and existing small businesses. Visit for information and to learn ways to get involved!