On November 7, 2018 the Hancock County Commissioners agreed to make the Community Benefit Grant application available, and approved up to $100,000 in this grant period.

Applications can be dropped off or mailed to the County Administrator at 50 State Street, Suite 7, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the outside of the envelope COMMUNITY BENEFIT GRANT APPLICATION.  The application period will be open until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018.  Applications received after December 31, 2018, in person or by mail, will not be considered.

Organizations requesting funds from the county must complete a questionnaire in order to provide the county commissioners and budget advisory committee with background information. 

3rd Party Donation Questionnaires for FY 2019 should be returned to the Commissioners’ Office by July 30, 2018.

Click here for application.

 The Hancock County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on LUPC 1-mile adjacency principle petition adoption on Monday June 18, 2018, at 6:00 pm in their meeting room located on the third floor at the Hancock County Courthouse at 50 State Street, across from Ellsworth City Hall.

The July 2018 Commissioners' Regular Meeting will be held  on Monday June 25, 2018

ELLSWORTH — In the wake of yet another school shooting, this one at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday, parents may be wondering if their children are safe at local schools.

The answer: school officials and law enforcement are doing everything thing they can to make them safe, including equipment, planning and amping up drills.

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