NEW! Unemployment Benefits for Self-employed People The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program provides unemploment benefits to people who are self-employed. Learn more about the program. See if you are eligible to receive benefits. Click HERE to apply.
NEW! Resources, Checklists, Forms, Guidelines, and Badges for Business Reopening in compliance with the Governor's plan for Restarting Maine's Economy.
Resources for Businesses, the Self-Employed and Nonprofits The Town's new Resource Guide for island businesses–fishermen, landscapers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, artists, craftsmen, consultants, and more! Downloadable PDF. View online for active links to resources. Contact Gabe McPhail, Community Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Rent Relief for Mainers! The MaineHousing COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. The program is designed to provide a one time bridge payment of up to $500, until the federal relief funds get to the individuals who need them. Learn more and APPLY HERE.
Resources for the Aquaculture and Fishing Communities compiled by the Island Institute
Resources for Small Businesses, Artists, and Nonprofits compiled by the Island Institute
|Resources for Farmers and Agricultural Producers complied by MOFGA|
Covid-19 Resource Page compiled by the Island Institute
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Information and resources from the State
Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation Apply for Unemployment Benefits
|Plan for Restarting Maine's Economy including rules and checklists for compliancy|
|Fact Sheets and Infographics|
|Paycheck Protection Program Guide from the Island Institute|
List of Essential and Non-Essential Businesses for the State of Maine. Downloadable PDF
Guidance for Making Safe Deliveries from the CDC Downloadable PDF
Guidance for Keeping the Home and Workplace Safe from the CDC Downloadable PDF
Safe Food Handling A Guide for Vinalhaven Restaurants and Food Businesses Downloadable PDF
|FDA's Summary of Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services Downloadable PDF|
|CDC Covid-19 Fact Sheet Downloadable PDF|
|DIY Face Coverings A Guide for Making Homemade "Masks" from the CDC. Downloadable PDF|