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Welcome to the City of South Portland's Business Grant Programs webpage.

Below you will find a general description of all of our current grant programs. Please visit the links provided below to view the webpages with information pertinent to each specific grant. 

For inquiries regarding any of our Grant Programs, please contact the Economic Development Department by email at 


Conditional Economic Development Grant Program

The objective of the Conditional Economic Development Grant is to provide a modest level of financial assistance for operating businesses that are investing in their own buildings and/or site developments at their property as well as real estate investors who are improving existing or creating new commercial space for business tenants. The grant will provide financial assistance to qualifying businesses and property owners that are expanding existing employment levels or establishing new business operations in the City. This is intended to stimulate commercial property investment and additional job creation/retention, both of which have a significant public benefit.


Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program

The objective of South Portland’s Level 2 EV Charging Grant Program is to increase the availability of public EV charging outlets at businesses and workplaces throughout the city. This program will fund Level 2 EV charger projects with between 2 and 6 charger plugs at eligible businesses or workplaces. Chargers are eligible for up to $5,000 per plug or 50% of the allowable project costs (whichever is less). Allowable costs include equipment, materials, construction and installation