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.

Two-Year Progress Report

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Since the Jobs Plan went into law on October 18, 2021, its initiatives have delivered $175 million to thousands of Maine businesses, created workforce opportunities for 25,000 people, and invested in more than 400 infrastructure projects statewide to bolster childcare, broadband, energy efficiency and weatherization, housing, and more. 

Read a full report of the Jobs Plan’s investments in the past two years 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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Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grants

Maine's Department of Education has launched a second round of Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grants to establish or expand public pre-kindergarten programs. Applications are open until January 20, 2023.

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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.