Coastal Community Grants & Land and Water Conservation Fund
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
More information about the Maine Coastal Program can be found at: http://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.