How Maine Plans to Use ARPA Funding for Technology


Governor Mills has identified over $60M in IT investments to be funded using the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the state of Maine. The governor stated:

"The pandemic has illustrated the need for accessible, safe, and efficient state government services and programs - especially those that can be managed online or through remote programs. These funds will invest in targeted upgrades to make state system more user-friendly, as well as cybersecurity need to ensure safe state operations."
 

$60M+

MaineIT

  • $20M to modernize digital and physical technology assets including the state radio network

  • $10M to modernize state technology by implementing a statewide Single Sign On (SSO) solution

  • $6M for cybersecurity and business continuity planning

  • $4M to increase the effectiveness of remote work through technology

Environmental Protection

  • $8M to build an online licensing and compliance portal

  • $7.6M to fund Fisheries infrastructure, including connectivity

  • $5M for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Other Agencies

  • $2.5M to support co-working spaces and remote technologies at Economic & Community Development

  • $1M for improved collection to promote equity

Source: Maine Bureau of Budget


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