Community Development Links:

Dept. of Economic and Community Development

Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Maine Community Foundation

Maine Department of Labor Information Services

Maine Development Foundation

Maine and Company

Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Maine State
Housing Authority

Office of Community Development

Project Canopy

Washington Hancock Community

Other Economic and Community Development Links


Bucksport Bay

Peninsula Tomorrow

Planning for

Schoodic Regional

Unorganized Territory Housing Analysis

Hancock County
Planning Commission

Community Development

HCPC assists Hancock County towns in seeking state, federal and other support for local planning and development.

Programs at HCPC:

Community Development Block Grants
We are a source of information and grant preparation assistance for the Community Development Block Grant program, which is a potential funding source for community infrastructure, economic development, and housing programs. We can also help you find matching sources of funds.

Community Development Block Grant Program

2023 CDBG Program Statement (including application deadlines)

Grant Categories

Historic Preservation
We work with communities to identify and preserve historic resources. Contact us if you are interested in potential funding for historic places, community preservation plans, creating historic tours or procedures for registering historic properties.

  • The Hancock Register is a photo tour of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. (750K pdf format)
  • A bare-bones listing of historic sites is also available here.
  • Link to the National Register of Historic Places for Hancock County here.

We assist communities in identifying their housing needs, developing grant proposals for housing and creating housing policies and plans.

Funding Sources:

Main Street Program

Regional Economic Development Planning

We collaborate with Eastern Maine Development Corporation for regional economic development planning and investment prioritization.