Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare is almost here. Open Enrollment for 2022 Affordable health coverage begins November 1, 2021 and ends January 15, 2022. It will look different this year as Mainers will enroll for their health coverage on CoverME.gov. If you are already enrolled in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov and have elected to have your coverage automatically renewed, your 2022 information, application, and coverage will automatically convert to CoverME.gov. On or after November 1, community members will be able to use their previous account information from Healthcare.gov to sign in and finish setting up their new account on [...]
We are very happy to announce that we have been nominated for the Hometown Heritage Award and the Innovation Award! We are honored to be recognized by the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community. But we need your help to win! Voting is now open and runs through Sunday, October 24th. Please share with your family and friends! Details, descriptions, and voting can all be found by clicking here!
Did you know that you could get up to $3,600 per child in your household ? If your child is under 6 years old, you can get up to $3,600 per child. If your child is between 6 and 17 years old, you can get up to $3,000 per child. This money is not a loan. You can get this credit even if you don’t have recent income and even if you didn't file taxes this year.
Back to School season can be hard on the budget and Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the year ready to learn! WCAP is hosting a giveaway of Backpacks full of school supplies to income eligible students in Waldo County. Prefilled Backpacks will be available free of charge to families who live in Waldo County and are income eligible for MaineCare or WIC. This year we have a wide variety of supplies to accommodate the needs of students enrolled in K to 12th grade. For more information or to set up an appointment to pick up [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners is growing! We have open positions for a variety of skill and experience levels. Please join us at the Wentworth Event Center at 139 Searsport Avenue in Belfast from 10am-2pm on July 29th to learn how you can join our team! WCAP offers a generous benefits package including 18 days of paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year, excellent medical benefits, agency-provided life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match. Please call HR at 338-6809 or email email@example.com to learn more.
Are you affected by recent changes to unemployment law? WCAP is a Back-to-Work partner and we're hiring! The Maine Department of Labor's Back-to-Work initiative supports a $1,500 payment for eligible workers who start jobs June 15-30 or $1,000 for those who start in July. We currently have positions across all skill levels in Transit, Early Childhood, Energy Services, and Development. Check out the details on our openings page or give HR Director Katie Bagley a call at 338-6809 to see where you might be a good fit. We're hiring fast, and you could receive a sign-on incentive of up to $1500!
Volunteers are needed to support the Summer Food Service Program in locations around Waldo County! Summer is a tough time for families who rely on free and reduced lunch. Kids' nutrition may sharply change when school is out and the financial challenge for families is significant. To combat child hunger this summer, Waldo Community Action Partners is partnering with the USDA and the Maine Department of Education to distribute fresh nutritious meals and snacks at six locations around Waldo County. We work with private and public site partners to make sure we are serving food in locations that are easy [...]
City of Belfast Looks to Secure Additional Funding to Support Development of Affordable Housing at 115 Congress Street
The City of Belfast is currently working to secure a grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Assistance Program on behalf of Developers Collaborative, a developer that is planning to construct new affordable housing at the site of City of Belfast’s former public works facility at 115 Congress Street. This program can award grants of up to $500,000 that can be used for the rehabilitation of occupied or vacant multi-family housing units and for the conversion of non-residential structures to multi-family housing, but which also can be used for paying for soft (non-construction) costs related to the construction of [...]