FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington’s Institute on Rural Poverty is seeking human service organizations from the greater Franklin County region who are interested in forming a local network of low-income resident service providers.

The network will explore the use of smart, customized technology systems to improve the coordination and delivery of services to low-income Mainers.

An initial planning meeting will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the North Dining Hall at UMF’s Olsen Student Center.

Pre-registration is required with a July 1 deadline. After the meeting, a complimentary lunch will be provided.

Development of the network is made possible by a $4,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Western Mountains Fund.

The Institute on Rural Poverty, located at the University of Maine at Farmington, promotes academic study, research and service learning pertaining to rural family life and rural poverty in Maine. The institute is an affiliate of UMF, Community Concepts Inc. and Western Maine Community Action.

To preregister or for more information, contact Coordinator Pamela Prodan at the Institute on Rural Poverty at 778-7178 or [email protected]

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