Land Use




Maine Community


HCPC Services

News, Newsletters and Press Releases

Municipal Contact Form


Web site Language Options

Find HCPC on Facebook

Find HCPC on Facebook

Hancock County
Planning Commission

A voluntary association of governments in Hancock County, Maine

HCPC has been providing planning and related government-support assistance to Hancock County municipalities since 1970. Our services now include special projects such as support for healthy communities, housing and community development planning and hazardous waste planning. Explore these developments along with our ongoing work in land use, transportation, economic development, solid waste and recycling:


HCPC Seeking a Full Time or Part Time Planner

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for August 28th, 2021


Sign up for HCPC Newsletter and News Blasts

Hancock County Planning Annual Meeting
Tuesday May 25. 2021 6:00 PM

Virtual gathering on Zoom.

  • Opening Remarks from Senator Angus King (invited)
  • Feature presentation by Pete Slovinsky - Climate Change and Climate Relience
  • HCPC Update: Executive Director Jarod-Farn Guillete and HCPC Chair Jim Fisher.
  • Budget Report, HCPC Treasurer - Randall Ewin
  • Bylaws Update - Chris Saunders
  • Elections for the Executive Board - by District

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Coastal Community Grant

Coastal Grants Available for Municipal and Regional projects

AUGUSTA - The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Municipal Planning Assistance Program seeks applications for a new round of Coastal Community Grants for FY 2022. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. Funding for those technical assistance grants comes from Maine Coastal Program’s annual grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The total amount of funds available for the Coastal Communities Grant Program in FY22 is expected to be approximately $175,000. The minimum award amount will be $20,000 and the maximum award amount will be $50,000. Communities eligible to apply include towns in Maine’s coastal zone, groups of towns in Maine’s coastal zone; coastal Regional Planning Commissions; and coastal Councils of Government.

This program statement invites proposals in three categories that focus on building community resiliency and adapting to climate change; particularly those that address the State of Maine’s Adaptation Goals in Maine Won’t Wait: A Four-Year Plan for Climate Action (December 2020). Eligible Coastal Community Grant project categories include:

  • Ensuring Sustainable, Vibrant Coastal Communities
  • Restoring Coastal Habitats
  • Preparing for coastal storms, erosion and flooding, coastal hazards

Grant applications are due Thursday, April 15, 2020 More ...

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grants

A Climate to Thrive

HANCOCK COUNTY AND GREATER BLUE HILL GRANT PROGRAM As of February 15, 2021 - ACTT is now accepting applications for our EV Charging Station Grant Program – awards of up to $5,000 to support your installation of a public Level 2 station in the Hancock County and Greater Blue Hill area . More ...

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Grant Opportunities

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry administers a variety of state and federal grants that provide funds for services, resources and personnel to non profit groups, municipalities and other agencies. Please visit our Grant Opportunities page for more information.

Stream Crossing Upgrade Grant Program

Maine voters approved multiple bond packages that include $5 million dollars annually for municipal stream crossing upgrades. These monies fund a competitive grant program that matches local funding for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings to improve fish and wildlife habitats and increase community safety. More ...

How resilient is your town to floods?

We would like to work with Hancock County towns on a rapid assessment of flood hazards and resiliency plans. We will provide maps, analysis and we will work with towns to complete a Flood Resilience Checklist and develop alternative adaptation strategies. Please click here if you would like to learn more about this program. There is no charge for participating.

Heart Health: It's a Walk in the Park!

We are excited about the launch of our new initiative, which maps heart-healthy 30-minute walks around Hancock County! We hope these resources will make it easier for residents to incorporate a bit of cardiovascular activity into their daily routines.
Click to check out the project website, or the Facebook page. You might also see one of our posters or map cards in your town office. Share the links and help us get the word out. We hope you will try out one of these great walks, and let us know what you think!

Miss the annual Household Hazardous Waste collection event? Here are some other ideas for safely disposing of household hazardous waste. If you need to dispose of paint, find a collection site near you at www.paintcare.org. HCPC will resume HHWC again in Summer of 2021. Until then please check our website for updates.

Mission and Services

Select town for detailed information

Click on town for detailed information

HCPC, 395 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Voice: (207) 667-7131 Fax: (207) 667-2099
EMail:jfguillette@hcpcme.org Map to HCPC - Twitter feed @HCPCME

The Hancock County Planning Commission prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. The HCPC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Search the HCPC Web site:

Great Pond Amherst Aurora Osborn Mariaville Waltham Eastbrook Otis Dedham Bucksport Verona Island Orland Ellsworth Franklin Hancock Sullivan Penobscot Blue Hill Castine Brooksville Brooklin Deer Isle Sedgwick Stonington Swans Island Surry Trenton Tremont Lamoine Bar Harbor Mount Desert Frenchboro Southwest Harbor Cranberry Isles Sorrento Gouldsboro Winter Harbor Unorganized Territories - Townships Unorganized Territories - Townships