Employee Retention Incentive

Mar 31, 2022

On behalf of the Downeast Horizons’ Board of Directors and I am pleased to announce the distribution of this Employee Retention Incentive. This incentive is in appreciation to you, our employees, who have worked during the pandemic. These funds were awarded to Downeast Horizons under the American Rescue Plan (FMAP/HCBS).
Downeast Horizons has been blessed with so many dedicated employees who are focused on quality care and active treatment while adjusting to the quickly changing rules and requirements. Your dedication shown to our consumers and Downeast Horizons during this pandemic is appreciated. Together we continue to make Downeast Horizons an agency to be proud of. I am grateful for your efforts and sacrifices over the last two years to provide a safe and rewarding environment for both the participants that we serve and your co-workers.
The formula for an employee who was hired BEFORE JULY 1, 2021 is as follows:
$3,250.00 – Average of 33 hours or more
$2,438.00 – Average of 21-32 hours
$1,625.00 – Average of 11-20 hours
$813.00 – Average of 10 hours or less
Employees hired AFTER JULY 1, 2021 will receive amounts between
$150.00 and $1,600.00 based upon their hire date and average hours.
• The average hours are based upon hours worked from November 2021 to March 2022. ​
• Employee must have worked within 30 days before check date, and not given their resignation, or changed their employment status.
• These funds will be a Direct Deposit on April 1, 2022.
Your check amount is based on your date of hire, average hours worked, and status of employment at the time of check. If you have any specific questions regarding your employee retention incentive please contact Amanda Davis.


You may give to Downeast Horizons in a variety of ways. All donations are appreciated and graciously accepted.

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