Opportunities for Regionalization

As part of Maine’s plan for putting students first, the Maine Department of Education is focused on improving educational services and increasing student achievement through innovative regional partnerships.

As a result of the passage of the biennial budget and the end of the 128th Legislative Session, new opportunities are now available to provide support for regional efforts that will improve opportunity and access for Maine students by economizing on and maximizing educational services.

The current and upcoming funding options for regionalization:

  • Fund for Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) grant
  • Regional Service Centers (School Management and Leadership Centers)

Both funding options are explained in further detail in the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center which can be found on the Maine Department of Education website.

Communications and updates about regionalization opportunities will be forthcoming through the DOE Newsroom and can be found on the EMBRACE Regionalization Info Center.

For further questions contact Maine DOE Regionalization Project Manager, Jennifer Pooler Jennifer.G.Pooler@maine.gov.