Investing in Maine’s Businesses, Workers, People, and Communities

The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan is Governor Mills’ plan, approved by the Legislature, to invest nearly $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds to improve the lives of Maine people and families, help businesses, create good-paying jobs, and build an economy poised for future prosperity.

1-Year Progress Report

MJRP 1-year Report Cover

 

Since the Jobs Plan took effect in October 2021, the Mills Administration has delivered direct economic relief to nearly 1,000 Maine small businesses, supported more than 100 infrastructure projects around the state to create jobs and revitalize communities, and invested in workforce programs estimated to offer apprenticeship, career and education advancement, and job training opportunities to 22,000 Maine people.

Read a full report of the Jobs Plan’s investments in the past year here.

Featured Programs

Tuition Support for Health Care Professions

The Finance Authority of Maine has opened three programs to provide student loan repayment assistance to health care professionals in medicine, dentistry, behavioral health, and nursing education. Applications are now open.

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Affordable Homeownership Program

Financial support to build new, affordable single-family homes is now available through MaineHousing’s Affordable Homeownership Program. Applications are now open.

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Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine (PRIME) Fund

The Department of Economic & Community Development has opened a second round of PRIME Grants, which offer funding to businesses in Maine's seven targeted technology sectors. Applications closed November 15, 2022.

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Workforce Transportation Pilot Program

The Workforce Transportation Pilot Program will provide grants to local and regional partnerships to pilot ways to connect workers and employers through ridesharing, vanpools, and other subsidized transit options. Applications are now open. 

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Related Links

American Rescue Plan Act

Funding for the Jobs Plan is through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, which allocated $4.5 billion in funds to Maine in 2021, as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program.

Financial Reporting

Visit the Department of Administration & Financial Services' American Rescue Plan Act resource page for Maine's quarterly reports to the U.S. Treasury and information about all ARPA funds in Maine.