LD 1974 LR 2611(02)
An Act To Establish and Fund the Maine Climate Corps Program Pursuant to Recommendations in the Report Required by Resolve 2021, Chapter 25
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $1,256,550 $406,550 $406,550
General Fund $0 $1,256,550 $406,550 $406,550
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $1,256,550 in fiscal year 2022-23 to the Department of Education to provide grants, technical assistance and training to community services corps programs with the mission of responding to the impacts of climate change.  Of that amount, $406,550 in ongoing funds is provided to a newly established Maine Climate Corps Program - Maine Commission for Community Service program account to support 5 Maine Climate Corps Program leadership positions and $600,000 is provided on a one-time basis to support 20 eligible participants of the program.  Additionally, $250,000 in one-time funds is provided to the Maine Service Fellows Program to increase the opportunities for individuals to devote a year of service to communities in the State.