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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Housing

Program Summary The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the COVID 19 pandemic. This program expands upon the previous rent relief program through MaineHousing. You can apply fo …

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Operation Santa Claus

WMCA’s yearly Operation Santa Claus program works closely with local businesses and organizations to provide gifts to the more than 900 children in the greater Franklin County area. Donations of money and requested gifts come  from individuals, busines …

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Child and Adult Food Program

Health and Nutrition

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded nutrition program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). The program purpose is to ensure that nutritious meals and snacks are served to …

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators

Health and Nutrition

Life Changing Event?  Life Changing Move?  Having a Baby? You may be able to sign up for an affordable health plan right now!! Click here to see if you qualify!! Healthcare Navigator Program Healthcare Navigators are here to help with your questions ab …

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Foreclosure Prevention Services

Housing

Western Maine Community Action offers Free Foreclosure Prevention Services. A HUD-approved housing counselor can play an important role if you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments and may be facing foreclosure. HUD approved counseling agency st …

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Home Heating Assistance

Energy and Utilities, Housing

Low Income Energy Assistance Program The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as Fuel Assistance, provides direct payments to fuel vendors on behalf of income eligible households for electricity, oil, kerosene, LP gas, coal, wood a …

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Cell Phone Assistance

Energy and Utilities, Housing

Stay in touch with a FREE SafeLink Wireless cell phone.  SafeLink is a government supported smartphone service that can provide up to 350 free monthly minutes.  This service provides: Free Smartphone (WiFi & Data Compatible)** 411 Directory Assista …

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Employers and Businesses

Workforce Development

Western Maine Community Action, a partner in the Maine CareerCenter, is the place to find eligible candidates, the resources to help train them and other information you need to compete in today’s economy. We offer a variety of business services design …

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Job Seekers

Workforce Development

Western Maine Community Action, in cooperation with the Maine Department of Labor, provides services at Maine CareerCenter in Western Maine, a statewide network of professionally staffed offices to bring employers and job seekers together. WMCA also wo …

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Family Development Accounts

Energy and Utilities, Housing

WMCA’s Family Development Accounts (FDAs) can assist individuals and families as they save for a major expense, such as the purchase of a home, paying for education or starting up or expanding a small business. For income eligible participants, an FDA …

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Home Repair Loans

Housing

WMCA’s Home Repair Loan Program are secured loans that help income eligible applicants with the cost of repairing and making improvements to their home, at an interest rate of up to 6%. The minimum loan amount is $2,000. A $50 fee is required for a cre …

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Central Heating Improvement Program

Energy and Utilities, Housing

Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP) provides up to $4,000 (lifetime limit) in heating system improvements (such as evaluation, burner retrofit, repair, replacement and conversion) to income-eligible households. For more information on WMCA’s Cen …

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