2020-2021 Support for Piscataquis County

Financial Report

University of Maine 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 $201,381  $23,725 $23,725
Marketing, Publications, Video, Computer Equipment and Networking $3,629
Statewide Animal Diagnostic Lab $4,790
Office Supplies and Equipment $1,900 $1,900
Local Programming Supplies and  Expenses $6,468 $1,200 $1,200
Telephone and Postage $1,903 $625 $625
Travel $3,166
Office Space $60,015 $60,015
TOTAL $221,337 $87,465 $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.

Funding Levels by Source – 2020

The County Extension Act

The County Extension Act explains the role of the county government in funding local Extension offices. Cooperative Extension work shall consist of the giving of practical demonstrations in agriculture and natural resources, youth development, and home economics and community life and imparting information on those subjects through field demonstrations, publications, and otherwise. For the purpose of carrying out this chapter, there may be created in each county or combination of two counties within the State an organization known as a “county extension association,” and its services available to all residents of a county. The county extension is viewed as a unique and important educational program for the county government. The executive committee of each county extension association shall prepare an annual budget as requested, showing in detail its estimate of the amount of money to be expended under this chapter within the county of counties for the fiscal year. The executive committee shall submit to the board of county commissioners on a date requested by the county commissioners, and the county commissioners may, if they deem it justifiable, adopt an appropriate budget for the county extension program and levy a tax, therefore. The amount thus raised by direct taxation within any county or combination of counties for the purposes of this chapter shall be used for the salaries of clerks, provision of office space, supplies, equipment, postage, telephone, and a contribution toward the salaries of county educators and

For more information contact:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County
165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Phone: 207.564-3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine)

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