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COASTAL GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL PROJECTS

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation Municipal Planning Assistance Program and Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Coastal Program are seeking applications for a new round of Coastal Community Grants for FY 2019.

Coastal Community Grants are an important element of the Municipal Planning Assistance Program’s mission to improve economic conditions by providing technical and financial assistance to Maine municipalities.

The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. Funding for these technical assistance grants comes from Maine Coastal Program’s annual grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Eligible projects must be designed to improve water quality in priority coastal watersheds, or to increase resiliency/adaptation to erosion and flooding, while preserving coastal natural resources.

Those eligible to apply include towns and unorganized territories in Maine’s coastal zone, groups of towns and unorganized territories in Maine’s coastal zone, coastal Regional Planning Commissions, and coastal Councils of Government.  The Coastal Communities grants have a maximum award of $100,000.

Coastal Communities Grant applications are due Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 P.M.

The FY19 Coastal Community Grant Program Statement can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/municipalplanning/financial_assistance.shtml

For more information, please contact County Planner Bob Faunce, [email protected], or 754-0069 or Ruta Dzenis, [email protected], (207) 287-2851 

More information about the Maine Coastal Program can be found athttp://www.maine.gov/dacf/mcp/index.htm

More information about the Municipal Planning Assistance Program can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/municipalplanning/

 

 

LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND 2019 LWCF APPLICATION NOW OPEN

 

Application materials for the 2019 LWCF Grant round are now posted to the Maine BPL Land and Water Conservation Fund website. 

 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964 (LWCF) was established to assist federal, state and local governments in the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation facilities. Administered at the federal level by the National Park Service and at the state level by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, LWCF grants can provide up to 50% of the allowable costs for approved acquisition or development projects for public outdoor recreation.

 

Maine has over 880 fund assisted sites found from Kittery to Madawaska and Lubec to Rangeley and myriad sites in between.  Two thirds of all Maine's projects have gone to local project sponsors, benefiting towns and cities across the state.  The one third to State sites has funded the acquisition and or development of most of the more popular and scenic state parks and recreation areas.  Chances are good that one of your local parks or favorite State parks has benefited from this amazing program. 

 

PRE-APPROVAL SITE INSPECTION REQUEST DEADLINE

Potential applicants must request a pre-application site inspection prior to July 27, 2018.

FULL APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted on or before close of business (5:00 PM) on Friday, November 16, 2018

For more info, please contact Doug Beck, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, (207) 624-6090 o[email protected] Grants and Community Recreation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, 124 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333