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Business Case and Incentives

There are many reasons for hiring individuals with disabilities. From improving diversity to providing a return on your investment, people with disabilities can contribute to your business in countless ways.

Talent to Drive Your Busines's Success (Office of Disability Employment)


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) can be used by private-sector businesses that hire individuals from twelve target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment, including

  • Workers who receive certain kinds of Social Security payments
  • Workers referred to a job from the state Vocational Rehabilitation service
  • Some workers who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Small Business Tax Credit & Architectural /Transportation Tax Deduction can be used by small businesses earning up to $1 million in revenue or that had 30 or fewer full-time employees. Expenses covered include:

Maine Incentive Loans to Make Your Business More Accessible
mPower provides low-cost loans up to $100,000 to Maine businesses for the purchase, construction, or installation of anything that allows individuals with disabilities to become more independent in the community, including making your business more accessible.