Investments in Maine People & Communities

Featured Programs

Affordable Homeownership Program

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

Maintain Maine State Parks

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry will use Jobs Plan funding to undertake urgent capital infrastructure improvements at State Parks. These investments will help address major safety and stewardship concerns, enable the parks to accommodate continued growth in visitation, and bolster the recovery of Maine's vital tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.

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.

Program Name Funding Administering Agency Category Category Launch Status
Expanding Help Maine Grow and First4ME Early Care and Education Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Early Childhood
Affordable Homeownership & Rental Development Programs $50,000,000 Maine State Housing Authority Investments in Maine People & Communities Housing Active
Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program $15,236,475 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Early Childhood Active
Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement $25,000,000 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Active
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations $8,000,000 Department of Transportation Investments in Maine People & Communities Energy Efficiency Active
Energy Efficiency and Weatherization for Homeowners, Small Businesses, and Local Governments $50,000,000 Efficiency Maine Trust Investments in Maine People & Communities Energy Efficiency Active
Expand High-Speed Broadband $21,000,000 Department of Economic and Community Development Investments in Maine People & Communities Broadband Active
Grants for Homeless Shelters $10,000,000 Maine State Housing Authority Investments in Maine People & Communities Housing Active
Housing Navigators Pilot Program $1,500,000 Maine State Housing Authority Investments in Maine People & Communities Housing Active
Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund $20,000,000 Department of Transportation Investments in Maine People & Communities Climate Active
Maintain Maine State Parks $50,000,000 Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Investments in Maine People & Communities Outdoor Recreation Active
Municipal Stream Crossing Grant Program $3,000,000 Department of Environmental Protection Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Active
Municipal Wastewater Infrastructure Grants $25,000,000 Department of Environmental Protection Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Active
Oversight of American Rescue Plan Act Funds $21,995,130 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Government Services Active
Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grants $10,000,000 Department of Education Investments in Maine People & Communities Early Childhood Active
State Property Tax Deferral Program $3,500,000 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Housing Active
Dredging Portland Harbor $10,000,000 Department of Transportation Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Pending
Expand Legal Services for Low-Income Mainers $4,591,008 Commission on Indigent Legal Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Legal Assistance Pending
Fellowship Program to Reduce Health Inequities $1,000,000 Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations Investments in Maine People & Communities Public Health and Safety Pending
Fish Hatchery Infrastructure Revitalization $20,000,000 Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Investments in Maine People & Communities Outdoor Recreation Pending
Free Well Water Testing for Low-Income Mainers $102,968 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Pending
Improve Contract Management and Equity Data $1,611,487 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Government Services Pending
Improve Infrastructure for the Emergency Alert System $10,000,000 Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Investments in Maine People & Communities Public Health and Safety Pending
Improve the Accessibility, Safety, and Efficiency of Public Buildings $10,000,000 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Public Health and Safety Pending
In Home Personal Care Services Pilot Program $465,000 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Family Caregiving Pending
MaineCare Supplemental Assistance $5,958,014 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Public Health and Safety Pending
Modernize Digital Delivery of Public Services $34,000,000 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Government Services Pending
PFAS Water Sampling and Treatment $5,000,000 Department of Environmental Protection Investments in Maine People & Communities Clean Water Pending
Respite for ME: Family Caregiver Grants Pilot Program $5,100,000 Department of Health and Human Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Family Caregiving Pending
State Cybersecurity Program $14,173,402 Department of Administrative and Financial Services Investments in Maine People & Communities Government Services Pending
Upgrade Boothbay Harbor Recreation, Education, and Tourism Facilities $1,565,000 Department of Marine Resources Investments in Maine People & Communities Outdoor Recreation Pending