The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) was created by Governor Janet Mills to collaborate across State agencies, stakeholders, and public to recommend innovative policy solutions for critical issues facing Maine. Our areas of focus include climate change, workforce development, housing, issues facing youth and older Maine people, the opioid crisis, and Maine's long-term economic prosperity.

Climate Planning & Community Partnerships

Maine Won't Wait & Maine Climate Council

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The Maine Climate Council's award-winning climate plan, Maine Won't Wait, offers ambitious strategies to reduce emissions, increase clean energy, and improve climate resilience in Maine.

Community Resilience Partnership

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The Community Resilience Partnership offers grants and assistance to Maine communities to reduce carbon emissions, transition to clean energy, and improve resilience to climate change. 

Lead-By-Example in State Government

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The “Lead By Example” initiative leverages the state’s purchasing power to deliver taxpayer savings, increase climate resilience, reduce State carbon emissions, and increase renewable energy.

Economy, Workforce, and Infrastructure

The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan

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Follow Governor Mills’ plan to invest $1 billion in federal funds to improve the lives of Maine people and families, help businesses, create good-paying jobs, and build an economy poised for future prosperity.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

Building a Bridge

See how Maine is implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's historic investments in Maine’s infrastructure, climate resilience, clean energy future, and economy.

Forest Bioproducts Tech Hub 

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Designated by the federal government as a prestigious “Tech Hub,” Maine is bringing to the world innovative climate solutions that use wood to decarbonize and detoxify consumer and industrial products.

Housing & Community Development


GOPIF leads policy coordination on initiatives to address Maine's chronic housing shortage, collaborate on solutions to homelessness, and support communities in local land use and planning decisions.

Public Health and Human Services

Cabinet on Aging

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The Cabinet on Aging helps design and advance policies to help Maine people age safely, affordably, and in ways and settings that best serve their needs.

Opioid Response

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A robust cross-agency effort toward addressing the causes and impacts of Maine's opioid crisis to help Maine people enter recovery, address causes of substance use disorder, and support community efforts.

Children’s Cabinet

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The Children’s Cabinet coordinates policy efforts across State agencies to improve and promote the healthy development of children and youth in Maine.

Ending Hunger

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Working to create a Maine free from hunger, where everyone has the economic resources to secure consistent, healthy, culturally appropriate food for an active and healthy life.