Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) - Municipal Planning Assistance Program (MPAP)
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Grants to Maine government agencies for preservation efforts in eligible regions. Funding is intended to preserve natural resources. Eligible projects may address: preparedness for storms, flooding, and erosion, water quality improvements, habitat preservation, sustainable development, improving public access, and enhancing the coastal-dependent economy while preserving natural coastal resources. Grant program funds can be used in both organized and unorganized coastal communities. Communities eligible to apply include towns in Maine’s coastal zone, groups of towns in Maine’s coastal zone; coastal Regional Planning Commissions; and coastal Councils of Government.
The Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Maine Coastal Program at the Department of Marine Resources are seeking applications for a new round of Coastal Community Grants for FY 2021. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. Funding for this 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, increase resiliency/adaptation to erosion and flooding, conserve coastal habitat, promote sustainable development, and enhance the coastal-dependent economy while preserving natural coastal resources. This program is designed to address the five priority goals of the Maine Coastal Program:
Funds may be used for planning, development of regulatory and non-regulatory policies and programs, project implementation, outreach and education, feasibility and vulnerability studies, and monitoring. At least 50% of total funds are expected to be allocated to adaptation planning projects which have a primary focus on preparing for coastal storms, erosion and flooding.
GrantWatch ID#: 143191
The minimum award amount for FY21 will be $15,000 and the maximum award amount will be $100,000.
Coastal Communities grant projects should begin by August 1, 2020 and must be completed by December 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact: Ruta Dzenis, Senior Planner MPAP firstname.lastname@example.org and (207) 287-2851
The list communities located in the coastal zone and coastal zone map can be accessed here: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/mcp/about/coastal-zone-map.htm
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