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.

Featured Programs

Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund

The Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund will offer grants to communities to improve storm water, drinking water, and wastewater infrastructure from climate change effects such as flooding, rising, sea levels and extreme weather. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2022. 

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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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Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grants

Maine's Department of Education has launched the Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grants program offering funds to establish or expand public pre-kindergarten programs. Awards to fourteen communities to start or expand programs for the 2022-23 school year were announced in January 2021. Applications will open summer 2022 for a second round of grant funding for the 2023-24 school year.

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Property Tax Deferral Program

The State Property Tax Deferral Program covers property tax bills of income-eligible Maine people who are 65 and older, or permanently disabled who cannot afford to pay them on their own. 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.