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TOWN GRANTS AVAILABLE VIA 2017 ASK PROGRAM

The LCRPC is making available small grant awards to assist communities in tackling a variety of public projects or needs. The general purpose of these projects is to assist a town in developing or weighing options -- short-term "problem-solving" on your way to a larger public project (design, economic/cost research, for example). This is our 5th year of the "ASK" Program -- town officials, please go HERE for information on priorities, application deadline and requirements (1-2 pages), and examples. 
 
Our staff is glad to discuss ideas and help with overall project direction and other possible resources. 
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New Data Now Available!

Anyone interested in data? The LCRPC has updated our data section with spreadsheets/charts/tables concerning demographics, economics, education, workforce and other topics! 

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MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Available

MaineDOT is currently accepting applications for bicycle and pedestrian projects with a target construction date of 2020.

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Evaluating EPA PETROLEUM SITES

The LCRPC is prioritizing environmental assessments of petroleum sites over the next several months under our EPA Brownfields Assessment Program. These sites are usually well-known in your towns: former gas stations, auto dealers, auto repair shops, junkyards, parking lots, parks, apartment buildings, and properties adjacent or nearby gas stations.

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2017 CDBG FUNDING

Do you own a business that's looking to grow? Is your community looking to support micro-enterprises? Or improve infrastructure and facades in your downtown? Community Development Block Grant Funds support business growth and job creation. In 2017, key funding (with match required and job creation goals) is available for gap financing to assist specific businesses to create or retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. 

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Commercial Properties For Sale in Lincoln County

The RPC is working to inventory and map the commercial properties currently for sale in Lincoln County as a way to gather information concerning available parcels. This inventory is part of our drive to promote economic development in Lincoln County, with all information gathered from the Maine Real Estate Listings website.

Work is ongoing to complete listings for all the towns in Lincoln County, having completed Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Waldoboro. To view the inventory for those towns, please click on the following links: Boothbay & Boothbay HarborDamariscottaWiscasset, & Waldoboro

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Local Resources Available For Career & Small Business Planning

New Ventures Maine's Midcoast Region is pleased to partner with Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission to offer appointments on-site at the LCRPC's Wiscasset office, centrally located on Route 1  across from Big Al's. 

For individual assistance with your career or money goals, contact Erica Quin-Easter. For business assistance, contact Jenn Dobransky

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IRS Small Business Help & More!

Looking for basic information that could help your small business? 

Recent IRS New Releases, Tax Tips, links to twitter, and the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Program.   

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New Maine Department of Labor JobLink Website

The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Employment Services and its CareerCenter network has launched the new Maine JobLink, the replacement system to the Maine Job Bank. Employers and job seekers can explore the new system at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/

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DEP Grants to Dresden and Whitefield Benefits Habitats and Roads

The Town of Dresden will receive $84,600 in Water Bond funds toward funding of a culvert replacement project on an unnamed stream, part of the extensive and important aquatic system that includes Dresden Bog, Mill Creek and Pinkham Pond, and crosses Bog Road just north of Dresden Bog. The stream supports a wide variety of fish species including alewives, brook trout, American eel and blue back herring and represents an important habitat in Lincoln County

The Town of Whitefield will receive $74,600 for a project on Finn Brook, part of the Sheepscot River watershed, which crosses under Vigue Road via an undersized and deteriorated metal culvert. The culvert is rusted away at bottom of the outlet end to the extent that only the ribs remain; it is also shows signs of deflection along its length and a bulge protrudes inward at one point. There is also evidence of erosion of the road shoulders into the brook.  Essentially, the crossing is at the end of its useful life and is in danger of failure.

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