Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the current volunteer rate to use for EMPG in-kind match?

MEMA adopts the "Value of Volunteer Time" rate for the State of Maine established by Independent Sector, a national network of nonprofits and foundations. MEMA publishes the most current Maine volunteer rate annually when the EMPG grant guidance is issued, and retains this rate throughout the performance period of the grant. You can look up the State of Maine rate at the Independent Sector website (make sure to scroll down the page to the State rates), but always refer back to the current year's grant guidance to verify the rate for the current performance period.