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Home and community providers in Maine could get $11 million in additional funding

Maine's Department of Health and Human Services says it plans to give home and community-based providers $11 million in additional funding from the American Rescue Plan.

If the plan receives federal approval, $5 million of funding would be used to improve access to work and community support for individuals served by the providers.

The remaining $6 million would be used for one-time payments to group homes for people with developmental disabilities to support staffing levels.

The department says it hopes to award the funding early this summer.