Community Resilience Partnership
Helping communities adapt while
meeting Maine's climate goals
CEBE has been contracted by the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future as a Service Provider for Maine’s Community Resilience Partnership. This program helps Maine communities reduce emissions and prepares them for the effects of climate change through direct support and Community Action Grants of up to $50,000 every six months. We work with up to five communities at a time to help them enroll in the Partnership and apply for their first Community Action Grant.
We are currently working with the towns of Casco, Hartford, Lovell, Oxford, and Sumner, and we want to hear from you! We welcome you to share ideas for building local climate resilience at one of our engagement meetings. Meeting summaries, upcoming meeting dates, and registration links are available below.
In summer 2022, we were a Service Provider for Bethel, Otisfield, Paris, and Woodstock. Keep scrolling to learn more about our previous cohort.
If you live in a Maine town not listed above and would like to learn about helping your town enroll for future grant opportunities, please reach out to us!
Winter 2023 Cohort - Casco, Lovell, Hartford, Sumner, Oxford
Engagement meetings will be announced soon!
Summer 2022 Community Resilience Partnership Cohort
Thank you to all who participated in our Community Resilience Partnership meetings!
Over 75 participants joined us in Bethel, Otisfield, Woodstock, and Paris to discuss their ideas for a more resilient community. These meetings, held during the summer of 2022, informed each town’s enrollment in Maine’s Community Resilience Partnership.
Couldn't make it to a meeting? Click through the tabs below for a synopsis of each meeting and updates on your town's status in the Partnership.
December 2022 update: Bethel, Otisfield, Woodstock, and Paris all received Community Action Grants to fund local resilience projects!
Bethel is enrolled in the Partnership and has received their first Community Action Grant! The town received $50,000 to assess baseline energy usage for municipal operations, conduct a preliminary engineering assessment, and complete priority weatherization projects.