2017-2018 UMaine Cooperative Extension Support for Piscataquis County

Without statewide support, UMaine Extension would not be present in your county. Funds for projects are provided through the University of Maine, Federal Formula Funds, grants, contracts, and fees. Dollars from other sources support salaries and benefits for Extension specialists, county educators, Extension administration, computer equipment and networking, publications, postage, telephone, and travel.

Piscataquis County



Local Salaries and Benefits $228,338  $15,950
Statewide Animal Diagnostic Lab $4,350
Marketing, Publications, Video, Computer Equipment , Networking $2,121
Office Equipment & Copier $1,600
Local Programming Supplies &  Expenses $1,477 $2,225
Postage & Telephone $1,876 $625
Travel $4,829
Office Space $60,015
Total $237,246 $80,415

This pie graph illustrates the financial resources for programs offered, supported, and managed out of the Piscataquis county office.

Each year, Piscataquis county tax dollars support the UMaine extension with physical office space, support staff salaries, office supplies, equipment and some programming expenses

County Funding 2018, State Funds 75%, County Building 19%, County Operations 6%

Statewide Extension Funding

As a unique partnership among federal, state and county governments, UMaine Extension uses funding from Maine counties and the University to match and leverage support from the United States Department of Agriculture, other federal grantors, state agencies and private foundations. Each county UMaine Extension office is also part of a statewide organization and the national Extension system.

UMaine Extension Funding-2017 Univ. E&G $7,465,556; MEIF $399,300; Grants & Contracts $2,769,928; Federal Capacity Funds $2,983,166; Gifts & Fundraising $572,382; County Funds $508,651; Income from Operations $1,018,908