2019-2020 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



County Support 2020

Local Salaries and Benefits $144,793  $20,725 $23,725
Statewide Animal Diagnostic lab $16,648
Marketing, Publications, Video, Computer Equipment & Networking $3,417
Office Equipment & Copier $1,900 $1,900
Local Programming Supplies &  Expenses $1,542 $1,200 $1,200
Telephone & Postage $1,429 $625 $625
Travel $7,649
Office Space $60,015 $60,015
Total $175,478 $84,465 $87,465

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.

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.
Univ. E&G $7,749,114, MEIF $531,799, State of Maine-Diagnostic Lab $400,000, Grants & Contracts $2,396,311, Federal Capacity Finds $2,974,861, Gifts & Fundraising $561,260, County Funds $657,957, Income from Operations $922,517, 4-H Camp Operations $1,503,208Words written from top to bottom: Univ. E&G, MEIF, State of Maine-Diagnostic Lab, Grants & Contracts, Federal Capacity Funds, Gifts and Fundraising, County Funds, Income from Operations, 4-H Camp Operations