Financial Support for UMaine Extension in Piscataquis County

Statewide Extension Funding – FY 2013

2014 Statewide Extension Funding pie chart: University E&G $7,805,111; Federal Formula Funds $3,170,600; Grants and Contracts $2,671,755; County Funds $557,000; Gifts and Fundraising $337,135; Income from Operations $196,620As 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
Postage $3,032
Telephone $1,514
Travel $9,055
Total $313,669

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
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
County Support
Operating Funds $33,700 $12,500 $12,500 $17,500 $17,500 $18,000 $19,500 $20,400
Building Costs $44,478 $49,487 $54,436 $57,157 $60,015 $60,015 $60,015 $60,015
County Total $78,178 $61,987 $66,936 $74,657 $77,515 $78,015 $79,515 $80,415
State Support
Operating Funds $531,756 $349,934 $347,651 $305,388 $301,071 $313,669 Not available Not available
Total Budget $609,934 $411,921 $414,587 $380,045  $378,586 $391,684