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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 prepare for the effects of climate change through direct support and Community Action Grants of up to $50,000. 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 Hanover, Stoneham, and West Paris, and we want to hear from you! We welcome community members 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. 

Since 2022, we have brought over $550,000 into our region for climate resilience projects through our work with the towns of Bethel, Casco, Hartford, Lovell, Norway, Otisfield, Paris, Sumner, and Woodstock. Keep scrolling to learn more about our previous cohorts, or click here for the full list of towns enrolled in the Partnership.

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

Fall 2023 Cohort - Hanover, Stoneham, and West Paris

Hanover

Community Resilience Workshop

December 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm in the Gem Theater and on Zoom.

Optional registration here.

Please contact us if you would like to be involved in Hanover's enrollment process.

Stoneham

Community Resilience Workshop

December 7th, 7:00 pm in the Stoneham town office.

Optional registration here.

Stay tuned for a summary from our November 16th workshop!

Please contact us if you would like to be involved in Stoneham's enrollment process.

West Paris

Community Resilience Workshop

December 21st, 5:30-7:00 pm in the West Paris town office and on Zoom.

Optional registration here.

Please contact us if you would like to be involved in West Paris's enrollment process.

Otisfield breakout groups
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Past Community Resilience Partnership Cohorts

CEBE has now enrolled and sought funding for two cohorts: Bethel, Otisfield, Paris, and Woodstock in 2022; and Casco, Hartford, Lovell, and Sumner in 2023. We also helped the town of Norway to apply for the first round of funding in early 2022. 

 

We could not do this alone. Over 130 community members have joined us to discuss their ideas for a more resilient community. We appreciate everyone who has supported their town's enrollment in the Community Resilience Partnership!

Couldn't make it to an engagement meeting? Click through the tabs below for a synopsis of each meeting, updates on your town's resilience projects, and opportunities to stay involved.​

October 2023 update: Casco, Hartford, Norway, Otisfield, and Sumner received Community Action Grants to fund local resilience projects

Casco is enrolled in the Partnership and received their first Community Action Grant! The town received $50,000 for Complete Streets and Vision Zero planning and implementation. 

Meeting Notes:

November 29th, 2022 Info Session 

January 24th, 2023 Workshop

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