Washington County Government offers grants and a revolving loan program through the tax increment financing (TIF) district it established for the Unorganized Territories (UTs) in Washington County with deferred property taxes from the Stetson I & II wind-farms outside of Danforth. A portion of the wind-farm property taxes returns to Washington County each year for use in economic development for the 34 Unorganized Territories.
The TIF Program includes a nature-based tourism fund, a revolving loan fund, an economic development planning fund, and a capital project fund. For- and non-profit businesses, individuals and other organizations may apply for funding through these programs. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and then referred to the County Commissioners for final approval.
Sunrise County Economic Council, in its role as economic development agency for Washington County Government, administers the UT TIF Grant and Loan Programs. Please go to http://www.washingtoncountymaine.com/index.php/business-economy/tax-increment-financing-tif-district for more information, application forms and guidelines.
You may also contact SCEC Executive Director Charles Rudelitch, who will assist you with the TIF process. Charles may be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at either 207-255-0983.