Financial Support for UMaine Extension in Piscataquis County
Statewide Extension Funding – FY 2013
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.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Support for Piscataquis County
Without statewide support, UMaine Extension would not be present in this 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, programming, publications, postage, telephone, and travel.
|UMaine Extension Support for Piscataquis County in 2014|
|Local Salaries and Benefits||$288,179|
|Computer Equipment and Networking||$6,994|
|Statewide Animal Diagnostic Lab||$2,346|
|Marketing, Publications and Videos||$1,875|
|Local Programming Supplies and Expenses||$674|
Piscataquis County Budget
Each year, Piscataquis County tax dollars support the UMaine Extension with physical office space, support staff salaries, office supplies, equipment and some programming expenses. Those tax dollars make up approximately 20% of the budget for the Piscataquis County Office. How those funds are broken down is presented, along with a history of the investments being made in the Piscataquis County Office. The Extension is a priceless tool for networking with local growers, educators and policy makers to improve the dynamics of agriculture in Piscataquis County for the current and future generations of farmers. The 2016 budget request for operating funds is $20,400.
|Piscataquis County Funding Support History|
|Operating Funds||$531,756||$349,934||$347,651||$305,388||$301,071||$313,669||Not available||Not available|