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PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

The SBA has created two applications – PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ and PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508. Please refer to Application Form 3508EZ Instructions for Borrowers and Application Form 3508 Instructions for Borrowers to determine which application should be completed. Additional information regarding the use of SBA Form 3508EZ is also included...

Branch Reopening FAQs

As many Maine businesses prepare to reopen, we are pleased to let you know GSB will soon be implementing its plans to return to normal operations. Below is a list of questions you may have as we begin reopening branches to our customers. 1. Why is Gorham Savings Bank reopening now? The health and safety...

GSB Reopening Branch Lobbies

As many Maine businesses prepare to reopen, we are pleased to let you know that GSB has started reopening our branch lobbies. Like other businesses that serve the public, we will be implementing a phased approach, with customer and employee safety as our primary goal. In addition to  our Yarmouth and South Portland lobbies, which...

Unemployment Insurance Program Targeted by Fraudsters

The US Secret Service is warning of a well-organized fraud ring exploiting the COVID-19 crisis in order to commit large-scale fraud against state unemployment insurance programs. Individuals are receiving multiple deposits from various State Unemployment Benefit Programs. It is assumed the fraud ring behind this possesses a substantial database of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in...

Portland Small Business Grant + Loan Programs

On May 19th, the City of Portland launched three new loan and grant programs for small businesses.   Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (Rehiring) The City of Portland’s COVID-19 Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (Rehiring) (BAP) provides $5,000 in grant funding to small businesses for rehiring two or more full-time employees that were on the payroll as of January 31, 2020....

Small Business Resources

We’ve compiled a list of resources and links to assistance programs available during the current COVID-19 health crisis.   CARES Act The Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up...

Payment Options

Manage your bills and payments remotely with our convenient banking technology.     Zelle® Use Zelle in the GSB Mobile Banking App to send money to almost anyone you know1 – repay a friend or family member using only an email address or U.S. mobile number. Get Started With Zelle   External Transfer Transfer funds...

Current Status of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program has been extended to August 8, 2020. If you are interested in applying, we urge you to click here to familiarize yourself with the process and all documents necessary to fully complete an application. Please contact your lender and submit documents by 12:00pm on Friday, August 7. Thank you for choosing Gorham Savings...

Coronavirus and Economic Impact Payments: Resources and Guidance

On April 2, 2020, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced the distribution of economic impact payments to help Americans combat the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your finances have been impacted by the pandemic, you’re not alone. We’re here to help you understand how you can get your economic impact...

Coronavirus Scams

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the United States, fraudsters have seized the opportunity to prey on businesses and consumers. Scams are coming in many ways – not only through email, but also by phone, text, and social networking sites. They are also taking many forms, from fake Paycheck Protection Program loan...

FAME COVID-19 Loan Relief Program

FAME is offering special terms to eligible Maine businesses that have experienced interruption or hardship due to COVID-19. Various programs include: Direct loans up to $50,000 offered at reduced interest rates; Commercial loan insurance for Maine lenders of up to 75% on loans up to $100,000; and Direct loans of up to $100,000 with special...

Budgeting in a Crisis

When a crisis like COVID-19 hits, the impact it can have on your budget and your lifestyle can be significant. A crisis budget can help you prioritize bills that need to be paid and adjust your daily spending if you have to live on a reduced income. Focus Only On The Necessities: Rent/mortgage Utilities Groceries...

Understanding FDIC Insurance

The FDIC insures deposits according to the ownership category in which the funds are insured and how the accounts are titled. The standard deposit insurance coverage limit is $250,000 per depositor, per FDIC-insured bank, per ownership category. Deposits held in different ownership categories are separately insured, up to at least $250,000, even if held at...

Remote Banking Options

Manage your GSB accounts remotely with our various banking technology.   Online Banking Access account information, transfer money and pay bills from home. Enroll in Online Banking   GSB Mobile App Manage your accounts from your couch – and take advantage of mobile check deposit. Download for iPhone or Android   Video Teller Machines Touch the screen to speak...

Community Resources

We’ve compiled a list of resources and links to assistance programs available during the current COVID-19 health crisis.   General Assistance Call 211, email info@211maine.org or visit 211Maine.org for a local directory of services, including financial assistance, food resources, housing, health care services, and child care.   Food Assistance  Cumberland County Food Security CouncilCommunity leaders...

Application for SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program has been extended until August 8, 2020. If you are interested in applying: Please include the completed application, 2019 quarterly payroll filings, and a separate sheet of employees with greater than $100,000 in compensation. Paycheck Protection Program Application Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers Please contact your lender and...