- Grant Recipients
- Funding Guidelines
- Grant Application (PDF)
- Office Space (PDF)
Busted Barn Recording Studios - Pete Morse, audio engineer and the founder of Busted Barn, has recently renovated a Freeport farmhouse and created a state-of-the-art recording studio. Pete has a strong background in audio engineering and hopes to use his high-quality facilities and low overhead to draw clients and compete with larger area studios. He is currently booking bands for recording sessions and will install heating units with the proceeds of the LFF grant.
Cape Catch - Cape Catch is a business venture formed by three college students from Cape Elizabeth. Their product is a high-quality polo shirt with a lobster logo. LFF awarded them a grant to increase their inventory, attain copyright protection for their product line, and design new products. They have developed an impressive business plan which includes donating a portion of their profits to The Lobster Conservancy in Friendship.
Firefly LLC - Firefly is a Damariscotta-based new media firm specializing in print and web design, digital video production and post-production, 3D modeling, copy-writing, graphic design, application development and digital photography. Firefly has secured contracts for work with, among others, Aegis Bicycles, the University of Maine and several Irish organizations. With their grant, Firefly will purchase workstations to be used in educating interns and thereby further developing the new media sector in Maine.
Universal Access Project - Bryan Weber, a J.D. candidate (2007) at the University of Maine School of Law, will investigate the boundaries that currently prevent low-income Mainers from accessing low-cost broadband internet and draw up a plan for circumventing these boundaries. Brian received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked as a software and web development consultant in Colorado prior to enrolling in the University of Maine School of Law.
Working for Portland - Augustine Sedgewick, a freelance journalist and Ph.D. student in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, will partner with Portland-based social service organizations for the summer to offer free, on-site resume writing workshops. In addition, he will work with employees from these organizations to develop templates that will serve the organization's consumers beyond Augustine's tenure with the groups.