DHHS Extends Child Care Relief to Maine Families, Supporting   Improved Employment Opportunities and Financial Security

Aug 8, 2021

To help Maine families afford child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mills and DHHS recently allocated $26.3 million in Federal funding to waive co-pays for parents in Maine’s Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP). This is part of $10 billion in additional funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDB) that Congress included as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSA) passed in December 2020, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families.

Maine DHHS Looks Forward to Approval of Plan to Improve Home and Community Based Services  

Aug 8, 2021

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has completed a major step toward improving home and community-based services (HCBS) for Maine people living with disabilities and behavioral health issues by submitting a full plan to the federal government for approval, which is expected in the coming weeks.

DEEP U21 Program Schedule

Dates City/Town Times Class Max
September 24, 25, 26 Virtual (Zoom) Fri 5pm - 8pm Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm 25
October 22, 23, 24 Virtual (Zoom) Fri 5pm - 8pm Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm 25
November 19, 20, 21 Virtual (Zoom) Fri 5pm - 8pm Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm 25
December 17, 18, 19<

Maine Advances Toward State-Based Marketplace to Improve Access to Affordable Health Care

Aug 8, 2021

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is on track and on budget to launch a State-based Health Insurance Marketplace (SBM) as planned on November 1, 2021, which will connect more Mainers to affordable health care and make it easier and more convenient to shop for health insurance coverage.

The Department’s progress reflects Governor Mills’ commitment to pursue a State-based Marketplace to allow Maine to capture funding currently going to Washington, D.C. and use those dollars to promote enrollment and customize outreach to fit Maine’s needs.

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