$143K in fed funds for island communities awarded to Island Institute

Posted 2016-10-12

By Mainebiz

The Island Institute, in Rockland, has been selected to receive a USDA Rural Development Rural Community Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $143,350 to build capacity and provide technical assistance to the rural Maine island communities of Vinalhaven, Frenchboro, and Eastport.

The grant will provide Vinalhaven, Frenchboro, and Eastport with  support through Fellows who will work alongside the communities to develop opportunities in education, grow the creative economy, and improve critical emergency management services for island residents.