1-Year Progress Report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the Jobs Plan
The Jobs Plan was introduced by Governor Mills in May 2021 with broad support from Maine business, education and civic leaders. It draws heavily on recommendations from the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee and the State’s 10-Year Economic Development Strategy.
Jobs Plan Coordination
Coordination of the Jobs Plan is led by the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services and the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.
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.
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.