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September 30, 2022

Finance Authority of Maine Accepting Applications October 4 Through December 3 

Governor Janet Mills announced that the Finance Authority of Maine will begin accepting applications for $58 million in forgivable small business loans through the “Thrive Maine” initiative of her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan starting next Tuesday, October 4.

September 30, 2022

Funding Follows Push By Governor Mills

Governor Janet Mills today praised Congressional passage of a federal appropriations package containing $1 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  The funding will provide an additional estimated $8 million to Maine to help ensure that Maine people are able to safely heat their homes this winter.

September 29, 2022

Projects Include Historic Conservation of Deer Wintering Habitat at Reed Deadwater

Governor Janet Mills today announced 12 Land for Maine’s Future conservation projects across the State of Maine which will protect working lands and wildlife habitat and preserve public access to lakes, rivers, scenic views, and mountain vistas. The projects include Reed Deadwater, the state’s largest conservation project to protect deer wintering habitat to date.

September 28, 2022

New “Respite for ME” pilot program provides $2,000 grants to Maine people caring for a loved one with dementia or a disability

Governor Janet Mills announced today “Respite for ME”, a $5.1 million initiative of her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan that will provide grants of up to $2,000 to Maine families who are caring for a family member at home.

This two-year pilot program, developed in partnership with five of Maine’s Area Agencies on Aging, begins on Monday, October 3.

September 21, 2022

High-quality education available to students statewide in robotics, programming, coding, and other key technologies

Governor Janet Mills today announced the launch of a new Maine Department of Education (DOE) initiative that will provide every Maine public school with a free mobile computer science lab. The effort, funded through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, will enable all Maine students to access high-quality learning experiences that provide real-word training in robotics, programming, augmented and virtual reality, coding, and hardware.

September 20, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in response to Pixelle’s announcement today that it will close the paper mill in Jay:

September 19, 2022

Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration stands by the Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s appeal of the recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Maine Lobstermen’s Association v. National Marine Fisheries Service.  

September 19, 2022

Second Round of Grants Build on $6 Million Already Awarded

Newry, MAINE – During the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Maine Forest Products Council today, Governor Janet Mills announced $14 million in grant funding is now available for Maine forestry companies from the second round of the Forest Recovery Initiative of her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan.

September 19, 2022

Maine’s uninsured rate experienced the largest decline in the nation in recent years, Governor Janet Mills announced today.

The Governor highlighted a new report (PDF) from the U.S. Census Bureau showing that Maine’s uninsured rate dropped from 8.0 percent in 2019 to 5.7 percent in 2021, representing the largest percentage decline among all states in the nation.

September 14, 2022

Applications are being accepted by the Dept. of Economic & Community Development now through Friday, October 21

Governor Janet Mills today announced that the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting applications for the annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence (GABE). Since 1991, the award has recognized and celebrated Maine businesses with a high level of commitment to their community and employees, as well as exemplary performance in the manufacturing or service profession.