For months now, I have been working to help constituents like you to navigate problems and questions relating to the global pandemic. You may also have received a call from me or one of my volunteers, checking in. Many of the questions and concerns are similar, so I thought I’d share some of the most popular resources here.
The following resources can help with the most common COVID-19 problems Mainers like you and your family may be facing. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact me directly at any time!
A list of Sagadahoc-area resources I put together in April, with help from county officials and other area legislators.
A statewide COVID-19 response website that includes a directory of how each Maine agency is responding, as well as resources for health care, small businesses, education, family care and more.
A website outlining Maine’s approach to restarting the economy.
A COVID-19 Rental Relief Program which allows households that meet certain criteria to receive up to three $1,000 payments in rental assistance to be paid directly to their landlord. This program has been enhanced since I last sent it out.
You can find a list of locations in Maine that do not require a COVID-19 test be ordered from a primary health care provider at this link, and a list of all additional testing sites in Maine can be found at get-tested-covid19.org.
A compilation of resources, updates and help created by Maine Equal Justice for Mainers trying to manage health care, food security, evictions, court proceedings and other issues during this time.
Information and updates on child care, including a subsidy program for parents and guidance for child care providers.
The website for small businesses to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the US Small Business Administration.
Detailed information on the FAME COVID-19 Consumer Loan Guarantee Program offering low-or-no interest loans to qualifying applicants.
A resource to get answers any time by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.