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Investment Information for Applicants

United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM) will post both the Cumberland County and the York County application forms for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) during the first full week in December. The change to an earlier release was made to allow organizations who seek funding to support programs in both counties more time for completion. The application will be due on February 18, 2022.

Cumberland County programs will apply using strategies from the Thrive2027 framework to advance our three shared community goals. This application will be open to the community for programs using priority strategies from the Thrive2027 framework. These strategies will be identified when the application opens. York County applicants will be current funded partners seeking funding for previously funded programs. Below is a list of eligibility requirements for Cumberland County programs.

Eligibility Requirements for Cumberland County Applicants:

As a chapter of United Way, we serve Cumberland County minus Brunswick and Harpswell. Applicants must use any funding received to serve the community in these areas. Other eligibility criteria include: 

  • The lead organization must be a non-profit 501(c)(3), a public school, a municipal entity, an Indian Tribal government or can demonstrate a legal relationship with an established 501(c)(3) acting as your fiscal agent. 
  • The program must be doing work that demonstrates progress toward the Thrive2027 Goals using strategies in the Thrive2027 Framework. 
  • All partners named in the application must operate consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, and comply with UWSM’s counter-terrorism compliance agreement as outlined in the application.