Classes and Access to Start-Up Funds
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)
CEI provides financing and business counseling support to start-up microenterprises and expanding/job-creating small businesses through the Small Business Development Centers at CEI and the organization’s Women’s Business Center. For information about all of CEI’s financial and business education programs go to: http://www.ceimaine.org/
Women, Work and Community
WWC can help you build skills, gain confidence, and develop the networks. For information on classes and funding options go to: http://womenworkandcommunity.org/?page_id=18
Family Development Account Coalition – Matched Savings Program — FDAs
The FDA Program enables low-income families to establish matched savings accounts which can be used to establish a business. For a program description: http://womenworkandcommunity.org/?page_id=101
The Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (WWC) and Midcoast Maine Community Action are the two agencies offering the program in the Sagadahoc/Lincoln County area.
The Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community offer Family Development Accounts (FDA’s), or “matched savings accounts”. The learn more about FDA’s and whether you are eligible, go to http://womenworkandcommunity.org/?page_id=80.
Midcoast Maine Community Action also offers FDAs. To learn more about their FDA program: http://www.midcoastmainecommunityaction.org/
During tax season, people are focused on filing their tax returns, but financial stability – one of the building blocks for a good quality of life — is about more than just tax preparation. This tax season, Midcoast CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) volunteers served more than 500 individuals and families with free tax preparation while helping them make the most of their money through asset-building coaching.
Our volunteer-run program is able to serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families in the Midcoast area thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters! [ MORE ]
Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuit Breaker” Program
Maine’s Circuit Breaker program allows eligible Maine residents to receive a partial refund of property taxes and/or rent paid on their primary residence. For more information: http://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief/tnr.htm
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community/WWC
WWC provides training, advocacy and assistance in four program areas: Building a Career; Starting a Business; Managing your Money; and Becoming a Leader. For more information go to: http://www.womenworkandcommunity.org/