MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Available
Although available funding varies from year to year, roughly $2.3 million in federal funds is allocated annually for the Department’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program with a maximum grant award of $400,000 and a required 20% local match. For general information about the program, a description of the application process or application materials go to http://maine.gov/mdot/pga/funding/#. This site also has information on projects previously approved by MaineDOT that are currently in design or awaiting construction.
Many communities in Lincoln County have an approved local bicycle and pedestrian plan with specific project recommendations. To see if your town has one go to http://lcrpc.org/transportation-planning/bicycle-pedestrian-plans. If your town does not have one yet, go to http://lcrpc.org/uploads/visual_edit/p98218activecommunitiesconf13d1.pdf for suggestions on how to create a local bicycle and pedestrian plan. For more information or assistance, contact Lincoln County Planner Bob Faunce at [email protected].