If you work as one of over 20,000 direct support workers in Maine, you can expect to receive a bonus to trickle in as soon as this week according to a report by Fox Bangor.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced they have plans to begin distributing $116,000,000 that will come from Mainecare to provide bonuses and funds to allow for providers of home and community based services to fill vacancies, and also offer recruitment bonuses to help fill the rosters needed to provide care for others.

The funds that were provided to Maine are from the American Rescue Plan Act, additional payments will go out later this month. The effort was made public with Governor Mills State of The State address last week.

45 Maine Words That Should Be Added To The Dictionary

Here are 45 Maine slang words that we think should be added to Merriam-Webster, Funk & Wagnalls, or any legit dictionary of your choice.


In Maine, it's not hard to find businesses, restaurants, and shops with great customer service. It could be we are that way because of the many tourists that visit us. Or it just might be our stubborn Yankee roots that we like to treat people the way we want to be treated.

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