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The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization. This is a brand new initiative and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.


CEI Consultants is currently working with multiple Heart & Soul communities across Maine. 

Coaches know what it takes to get things up and running. They guide communities through Community Heart & Soul ® using creative community engagement and involving everyone in identifying what matters most to the community. This citizen-based grassroots approach to planning has been used across the country. Click the link below to see examples of different municipalities' success stories and to learn more about the process.

Community Heart & Soul® 


Interested in Bringing Community Heart & Soul to Your Community?

Here is the place to start

The Getting Started Guide will provide you with all the information you need to start to have conversations in your community about Heart & Soul. Check it out and if you have questions or want to schedule a time to discuss Heart & Soul more, please reach out we can set up an in-person or virtual conversation.

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