Welcoming New County Planner

We're excited to announce the hiring of Megan McLaughlin of Woolwich to serve as County Planner. Megan has worked for three years  in the Planning Department of Old Orchard Beach. 

Her first day of work will be Monday, Feb. 11 --  we look forward to introducing her to our communities, local officials, and LCRPC projects! 

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CDBG 2019 Grant Calendar

Many towns and businesses have been able to accomplish public and business goals through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. LCRPC works with towns, businesses and non-profits to figure out if CDBG is a good fit and assist along the way to prepare a competitive application.

Whether the community project is improving water or sewer, or business funds to match investment that allows a company to grow, all CDBG-funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program.  

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New EPA Hazardous Site Assessment Project

The LCRPC has been awarded $200,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in the inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement activities for hazardous waste sites in the County.

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AccessAble Home Tax Credit Program

The AccessAble Home Tax Credit is a Maine income tax credit available to individuals who earn $55,000 or less for expenses paid for modifications to their residence to make it accessible for a person with a physical disability or physical hardship who lives or will live at the residence.

 

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LC Begins ConnectME Planning Project

ConnectME awarded Lincoln County a two-phase Community Planning Grant to focus on the North/West region of Lincoln County, including the towns of Somerville, Jefferson, Whitefield, Dresden, Wiscasset, Westport Island, and Edgecomb. Following an RFP process, we've contracted with Axiom Technologies to assist us. 

The next committee meeting is Thursday, Jan. 31 at 4 pm, at our place. 

 

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Renewable Energy Site Assessment Funds Available To Lincoln County Small Business & Farmers

This Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) project will provide small businesses and farmers in the County with the services of a renewable energy professional who will evaluate the potential for renewable energy systems to lower electrical costs, reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels and/or increase the efficiency of your business operations.

This will include a site visit and analysis of your energy use and costs, and a report with potential renewable energy installation or construction options, preliminary cost estimates, and recommendations about suppliers/vendors and available grants and loans.

To apply for a renewable energy site assessment of your business or farm in Lincoln County, please fill in this FORM

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Maine Apprenticeship Program

Are you an employer looking to connect with potential employees, willing to train young residents to encourage careers? Are you in search of a new career path, but need entry level or more skills?

The Maine Apprenticeship Program helps employers or sponsors to set up structured yet flexible training programs designed to meet the specific needs of employers through on-the-job learning and related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship Programs can be sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train in a working situation. 

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Lincoln County Health Profile

Over 60 residents of Lincoln County met Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Lincoln Academy to review Lincoln County's 2018 Health Profile and discuss the County's top health needs and what resources are available or are needed to meet these needs. 

 

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IRS Small Business Help

Looking for basic IRS information that could help your small business? 

Learn more about the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program (big words for Maine-based staff who want to assist small businesses!), Tax Tips, and more. 

The IRS presents webinars on many subjects. A series in late November and December will focus on Tax Reform for practitioners and the industry. 

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Local Resources Available For Career & Small Business Planning

New Ventures Maine's Midcoast Region has a very experienced micro-enterprise specialist to assist you: Jenn Dobransky serves the Brunswick and Rockland areas. Her phone number for the Brunswick area is 386-1664, and for Rockland is 593-7943. Email:  [email protected]

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Business Directory

Upcoming Deadlines

01.18PeopleForBikes Community Grant
02.08CDBG 2019 Letters of Intent
04.12Community Forestry Grants

Events

01.24Food Security Coalition
01.24LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg
01.3015th Anniversary, W'boro Bus Assn
01.317-Town ConnectME Broadband Project
02.06Feb 6 MPTAC Small Biz Counseling
02.07Annual Mtg, Wiscasset Area Chamber
02.20Feb 20 MPTAC Small Biz Counseling

Current Projects