November 2018


Friday, November 9, 2018  -- MEETING  CANCELLED; next meeting - Jan 18, 2019.
Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Room 339 Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall St, Augusta, ME 04333

All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the State Parking Garage on the corner of Sewall and Capitol streets. Enter the Cross Office Building from the Capitol Street side and walk to the middle of the building where elevators can take visitors to third floor.

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10:00 Public Comment Period Branham
10:15 Call to Order Branham
10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Focus on Mission Responsibilities
10:20 A. Briefing on Commission Budget and Funding Sources
B. Action on 2019 budget
Planning and Future Initiatives
10:40 A. Informational items from retreat
1. National Service programs in Maine (Crofton)
2. Carver board models (Branham)
3. Service Enterprise briefing (Zeutenhorst)
Various people
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
11:10 A. Minutes
1. October meeting. Minutes posted for review.
11:15 B. Executive Committee
1. Respond to questions about October meeting notes  
2. Other
11:20 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Respond to questions about October meeting notes
2. Other
11:25 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. No report.
11:26 E. National Public Policy Committees of states
1. States for Service
2. America's Service Commissions
11:40 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. No report. Meeting scheduled for week of 11/12.
11:41 I. Financial Oversight
1. No report. First meeting is being organized.
11:42 J. CNCS Update Hite
11:50 K. MCCS Staff
1. Contractors working on Commission projects
2. Maine Volunteer Foundation  
3. Other
MCCS staff
Business Wrap Up
12:10 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (January 18, 2019 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices) 
C. Adjourn


Reports and Drafts

Meeting Schedules

View Calendar Notices Here

To facilitate board communication and assure compliance with the requirements for public notice, all MCCS meetings and work sessions will be posted on this site's Calendar as well as the State of Maine Legislative Calendar.

Task Force chairs are asked to check the dates/times/locations for their groups and notify staff of any changes.

As MCCS adds new staff and commissioners, we hope this central posting will help us all avoid "double booking" and, at the same time, make communication with partners smoother.


1. Business meeting minutes:  October 2018

2. Executive Committee meeting: November 2018

3. Grant Selection and Performance: November 2018


MCCS Team Report:

Director: Current

Grant Programs Officer:  n/a position vacant

Program Development and Training Officer: Current


These items are either background for some of the discussions and/or at the Commission meeting or information on national or regional issues that may impact the Commission.

Proposed budget for 2019: Summary with comparison plus 2018 and 2019 detail

Introduction to Commission Budget and Finances: presentation scheduled for Nov 2018

Video: Service Enterprise introduction - provides context for agenda item

Maine Rural State AmeriCorps RFP as posted on Commission site. Official notice is at Division of Procurement Services site.

AmeriCorps Formula Standard Grant RFP as posted on Commission site. Official notice is at Division of Procurement Services site.

Revised infographic for Commission strategic plan.

Slide deck used to orient Grant Selection and Performance Task Force to grant process

Commish's Quiz

Commissioner Quiz

More than a contest, this is part of the "in-service education" for Commission board members.

Commission Members should: email their response before 5 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018!

Send your answers to All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge 

The States for Service Coalition is the organization that is the advocacy arm of America's Service Commissions. It is membership based but speaks on behalf of all state service commissions. 

Q: What groups and individuals does the States for Service Coalition focus on when representing the interests of state service commissions?

Reference hint: The answer is part way down the home page of the coalition website,