Keep ME Warm provides emergency heating assistance through a statewide partnership of Maine’s United Ways and Community Action Agencies. Donations are distributed through a formula based on federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) percentages and population, and are used to assist individuals directly, or designated to local organizations that provide emergency fuel assistance, including faith-based programs and nonprofit agencies. Keep ME Warm is the only statewide fuel assistance fundraising effort in the state of Maine.








CAP-LAW A nonprofit membership organization, is designed to provide the expert legal services and legal training which community action agencies require to operate effectively under the requirements of national legislation and administrative regulations.


Coastal Enterprises, Inc. CEI is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), founded in 1977 to develop job-creating natural resources and small business ventures in primarily rural regions of Maine. A pioneer in the CDC/CDFI field, CEI is one of the nations premiere rural CDC/CDFIs. CEI serves all of Maine, its primary market, and areas of northern New England and upstate New York.


Community Action Partnership Established in 1972, the National Association of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) is the national association representing the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) organized to fight poverty at the local level. It is the mission of the National Association of Community Action Agencies to be a national forum for policy on poverty and to strengthen, promote, represent and serve its network of member agencies to assure that the issues of the poor are effectively heard and addressed.


Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) Maine Community Action Association is a group of Community Action agencies created by Maine people in the mid-1960s under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to provide local organization to efforts which empower low income people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.


Maine Employment Info Guide On-Demand Access to the Database for Career & Business Decisions Access current labor market & demographic statistics.


The Maine State Housing Authority The mission of MSHA is to assist Maine people to obtain and maintain decent, safe and affordable housing and services suitable to their unique housing needs. In carrying out this mission, MSHA will provide leadership, maximize resources and promote partnerships to develop and implement sound housing policy.


Managing Money Changing your life through better money management. An easy-to-use tool that provides personal financial planning tips and information for people who need help managing their money. Sponsored by the National Community Action Partnership and the National Endowment for Financial Education.


Operation Keep ME Warm The Keep ME Warm Fund is a public and private collaboration aimed to help our neighbors most in need throughout the state of Maine cope with the rising cost of fuel. The money collected will be distributed to local agencies helping citizens with heating assistance. This fund was initiated by Governor Baldacci as an expansion of the Operation Keep ME Warm volunteer effort.


Small and Home-Based Business Virtual Resource Library Sponsored by the University of Maine.The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides small business education for Maine people through a network of 16 county Extension offices throughout the state. Using research-based information and other resources, faculty and staff provide educational programs targeting home-based and micro-enterprise businesses in any stage of their business life, especially the “thinking about it” stage. Our programs help Maine entrepreneurs improve their decision-making and business management skills so their businesses can grow and prosper.


State Of Maine The official website for the State of Maine.


State of Maine Dept. of Human Services Information for individuals, agencies and organizations who are working with or for DHHS. Legal assistance, health, nutrition, government services and much more for adults, families, and seniors.


The University of Maine Cooperative Extension (UMCE) The major educational outreach program of the University of Maine, with offices statewide. UMCE provides Maine people with research-based educational programs to help them live fuller, more productive lives.


USDA Rural Development Rural Development is a diverse mission area of the United States Departmentof Agriculture comprised of the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Rural Housing Service. These three agencies provide a variety of financial services to communities and individuals in the state of Maine.


U.S.Census Bureau The latest facts and figures including population, people and industry, business and household, and geography and news


Where in Waldo A guide to services in and around Waldo County including religious services, food cupboards, town services, mental health and financial assistance.