SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Maine businesses and non-profits are eligible to apply for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

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County Seeks Donations of PPEs

Today, March 25, the Lincoln County EMA Emergency Operations Center issued a request for new, unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist our front line Emergency Medical, Fire Department and Law Enforcement first responders, health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19. Needed supplies include: N95 masks (NIOSH approved equivalent or similar), surgical protective masks, nitrile gloves, eye protection, face shields, disposable protective gowns or suits, disposable shoe covers, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes or sprays.

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Virtual Public Meetings and other COVID-19 changes

The emergency response to COVID-19 passed by the Maine legislature introduced some temporary changes to rules governing public meetings in order to allow for more social distancing. More information is available at https://www.maine.gov/foaa/. Guidance is also available from the Maine Municipal Association. More resources from MMA are being added regularly and can be found here: https://memun.org/Coronavirus-Resources.

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COVID-19 State and Federal Business Resources

Here's a list of resources, as of March 26 -- SBA, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Finance Authority of Maine, and others.

Resources for Maine Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 

Businesses and consumers are strongly encouraged to contact your lending institution first. Many lenders are restructuring loans, delaying payments, etc. to help during this time. 

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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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Maine Creates New Economic Strategy

When you work on your town's Comp Plan or your Economic Development Committee sets goals for the year, what's the State's strategy for tackling important issues and setting meaningful goals.

This past summer and fall saw statewide and regional meetings of hundreds of Maine citizens, state agency and non-profit staff, and many others. The outvcome, which you may have heard about is the the first formal ten-year strategic economic development plan for the State of Maine. 

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Coronovirus Response

On March 17, the Lincoln County Commissioners announced that in response to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and confirmed cases within Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Commissioners have taken steps to protect employees and constituents. Effective March 17, 2020, the Lincoln County Courthouse Offices will remain operational, but in-person access will be restricted. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

The offices affected are the Probate Court and Registry Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Registry of Deeds and the Administrative Offices. Employees will continue to process mail and online filings and answer phones. A drop box is available to visitors at the front entrance for any in-person deliveries.

Read below for the full information,

Lincoln County Emergency Management has updated information about LCEMA's planning and response to the Coronavirus. 

There are 2 key links, to Maine CDC and the federal CDC. wo handy links to the Maine CDC and the federal CDC.

 

 

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Getting Rural America Back on its Feet

Yes, rural residents want to walk — and small towns see pedestrian traffic as a way to revitalize their downtowns.

Read this ARTICLE to learn more. 

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Coastal grants available for municipal and regional projects

The Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Maine Coastal Program at the Department of Marine Resources are seeking applications for a new round of Coastal Community Grants for FY 2021. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. Funding for this technical assistance grants comes from Maine Coastal Program’s annual grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Heating and Community Resources

It's almost that time of year: worries about heating costs, celebrating the holidays within a tight budget. United Way of Mid Coast Maine has provided this up-to-date information on winter resources in Lincoln County and neighboring towns. 

A Community Services Directory

KVCAP Energy & Housing Assistance

By town, Supplemental Resources Fuel Assistance, SNAP, WIC, Free Tax Preparation.

Holiday Events & Resources

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