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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Free Tax Prep Assistance Available

Many Midcoast families and individuals could overlook important federal tax benefits because they simply don’t know about them. There are a number of free and confidential tax preparation resources to assist low-to-moderate income Lincoln County residents.

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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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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. 

HERE are the summary reports from the resident and business surveys.

 

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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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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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TechHire Training for IT Sector

TechHire Maine: Connecting Maine’s Workforce to Careers in IT and Computing

TechHire is a multi-year job training initiative to build Maine’s information technology (IT) workforce. Funded through June 2020, the initiative aims to recruit, assess, train, and place individuals in well-paying, middle- and high-skilled occupations in IT and computing. TechHire staff work with both young adults (ages 17-29) seeking training and careers, and with businesses with IT 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
04.01Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
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
02.27Feb 27 MPTAC Small Biz Counseling
03.02Local Food, Local Hunger Forum

Current Projects