Application Process

Our applications for the Emerge Maine Class of 2017 are now open! Please find the online application here.

After you've filled out the application, please pay the $35.00 application fee here

Our application will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd. We will hold interviews for all applicants in late July in Augusta. The class begins meeting in September. 

Tuition for the class is $500.00, which includes all of the trainings and meals during the class. Scholarships are available. Participants apply for scholarships after being selected for the class. 

All applicants should look at the following dates and times for the training program. It is required that you attend all of the classes. Help with housing and travel is available, and class members always carpool!

When you apply for the program, save these dates AND makeup dates on your calendar in the event that you are accepted into the class:

September 24th and 25th, 2016  in Portland

October 22nd, 2016  in Orono

November 19th and 20th, 2016 in Lewiston

December 10th, 2016 in Augusta

January 21st and 22nd, 2017 in Brunswick

February 7th or 9th, 2017 (Make up day if the 7th is canceled due to weather) - Day at the State House in Augusta

February 25th, 2017 in Portland

March 18th, 2017 in Portland - Make up day if one class is canceled due to weather AND Graduation

If you need more information about the program, please email Executive Director, Jill Barkley at


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