Financial Support for Extension in Piscataquis County


Statewide Extension Funding FY 20152015 Statewide Extension Funding pie chart: University of Maine Funds $7,228,135; Federal Capacity Funds $4,073,158; Grants and Contracts $3,047,905; County Funds $526,138; Gifts and Fundraising $456,421; Income from Operations $495,023; Maine Economic Improvement Fund $233,186

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 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, publications, postage, telephone, and travel.

UMaine Extension Support for Piscataquis County in 2014
Local Salaries and Benefits $203,076
Computer Equipment and Networking $3,317
Statewide Animal Diagnostic Lab $3,039
Marketing, Publications and Videos $816
Local Programming Supplies and Expenses $3,833
Postage $1,411
Telephone $601
Travel $8,784
Total $224,877

UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Budget FY 2016

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

Piscataquis County Funding Support History

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
County Supported
Operating Funds
 $12,500  $17,500  $17,500  $18,000  $19,500  $20,400  $20,400
County Supported
Building Funds
 $54,436  $57,157  $60,015  $60,015  $60,015  $60,015  $60,015
Total County Support  $66,936  $74,657  $77,515  $78,015  $79,515  $80,415  $80,415
State Supported
Operating Funds
 $347,651  $305,388  $301,071  $313,669  $224,877 n/a n/a
Total Budget $414,587 $380,045 $378,586 $391,684 $383,907  n/a  n/a