The Department received Part I Applications from 23 proposed regional service centers by the November 30 deadline. The proposals include 102 discrete school administrative units from across the state, with all but one with an operational date of July 1, 2018.
The Department will be reviewing applications through the month of December and further guidance will be forthcoming.
Department supported facilitators are still available for those working on a regionalization project with a later start date and can be requested through the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center.
As a reminder, proposals for the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services (FEDES) grant are due by December 19. More information about the FEDES grant can be found on the State of Maine Request for Proposals (RFPs) webpage.
For more information about regionalization opportunities including Regional Service Centers visit the EMBRACE Regionalization Information Center or contact Jennifer Pooler at Jennifer.G.Pooler@maine.gov.