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Socially Connected Communities Webinar

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Maine Resilience Building Network (NRBN) is hosting an interactive Action Guide for Building Socially Connected Communities virtual workshop on Thursday, February 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  The program is free for MRBN members and $30 for non-members. 

For more information about the workshop, please visit this link


Penobscot Energy Resilience Initiative

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

On Monday, February 12, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions will host a discussion with Gary Fearon, Director of Housing, Penobscot Indian Nation, focused on the initiatives the Tribal Nation has taken to make energy resilience a priority.                                                               ...


Apply for a Summer Municipal Intern and MMA Intern Grant by March 3

Friday, January 26, 2024

Towns and cities wanting to host an intern this summer through the Maine Government Summer Internship Program can submit their applications beginning February 1 with a due date of March 3. To learn more about the internship program and apply, visit the program’s website or view the recording of an informational webinar held on January by program and MMA staff. MMA is also pleased to offer four $3,500 grants to municipalities that host an intern through the program this summer. More...



Grant Writing Training in Portland - January 22 & 23

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Portland Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop in Portland on January 22 & 23, 2024.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Tuition is $495; however, Maine Municipal Association members and their staff will receive a...


Conversation on Antisemitism – December 19

Thursday, December 14, 2023

On Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00 the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will offer a community conversation on antisemitism. The zoom gathering will begin with a 45 minute presentation on the history of antisemitism from Education Coordinator Erica Nadelhaft; she will then open it up to questions and conversation. The gathering will focus on people's personal experiences, not politics. We would like to hear about what you are seeing and experiencing in your daily lives during...


Apply Now: New Water Workforce Grant Funding Available

Monday, October 30, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $20 million in grant funding through the Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program to address the need for building a pipeline of skilled, diverse water and wastewater utilities workers. Cities, via their public works departments, are eligible recipients of these grants and are encouraged to apply by the November 17th deadline! 


Rodent Academy: October 24 & 25 in Portland

Friday, October 20, 2023

Rodent Academy is an educational program that uses active learning to teach best practices for preventing, managing, and monitoring rodent infestations. This program is intended for professionals, including pest management professionals, sanitarians, inspectors, facilities managers, health officials, educators, and others. Pesticide recertification credits will be offered. This year Rodent Academy is being offered as a 1-day webinar (virtual) or a 2-day, in-person program. 1-Day...


Maine CDC sponsors Code Enforcement Officer/Local Health Officer webinar Oct. 19

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Maine CDC and the Office of Maine State Fire Marshal are sponsoring a webinar, "A Day in the Life of a CEO/LHO" (on Zoom) on Thursday, October 19, 1:00-3:00pm.  This webinar is free of charge. Hear a retired CEO/LHO share practical ins and outs of LHO and CEO work from the time a complaint is received, including information about accessing property, difficult communications, safety considerations, and other tips from the field. Register for Zoom webinar here


Local Health Officers Webinar on July 19 - "Meet Your Resources – Landlord/Tenant Issues"

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

In conjunction with Pine Tree Legal Services and Legal Services for the Elderly, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Local Health Officer “Meet Your Resources – Landlord/Tenant Issues” webinar on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m..  For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here.


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