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Maine Grants: 

State grants, state government funding and/or fee for service contracts may be available to support or supplement your organization's education, social welfare, science and other proposed program.

Number of Grants: 21

Grants to Maine Organizations for Environmental and Wildlife Conservation

Deadline 08/20/20 LOI Date: 08/01/20

Grants to Maine non-governmental organizations to promote the conservation of open spaces and wildlife. Applicants must contact the appropriate sponsoring agency and submit an application summary prior to applying. Funding is intended for conservation of fish and wildlife habitat and endangered species, conservation law en...

GrantWatch ID#: 174451

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies to Assess and Plan Arts and Cultural Programs that W...

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, municipal and county government units, and tribal governments to develop a plan for cultural programming to stimulate community economic development. Applicants must speak with program staff prior to the submission of an application. Funding is intended to help communities and r...

GrantWatch ID#: 153698

Grants to Maine Arts and Cultural Nonprofits and Agencies for Capacity-Building Activities

Deadline 04/02/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and government agencies for capacity-building activities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting a grant application. Funding is intended to address issues such as staff and board development, organizational positioning, financial ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179593

Grants to Maine Artists for Projects and Activities in Any Artistic Discipline

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of up to $2,500 to Maine individual artists for artistic projects in any discipline. Funding is intended for the creation of new artistic work, for the continuation of existing arts activities, and for artist participation in programs and activities that will advance their careers. Projects can be on any scale.

GrantWatch ID#: 180143

Grants to Maine Filmmakers for Skill Building and Career Development Opportunities

Deadline 04/09/20

Grants of up to $2,000 to Maine professional filmmakers to participate in educational events and opportunities. Funding is intended to help filmmakers develop their skills and stay current with industry standards and the latest technology by attending film seminars, workshops, conferences, and festivals.

GrantWatch ID#: 180162

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts Programming to Benefit Senior Citizens

Deadline 10/15/20

Grants of up to $1,000 to Maine nonprofits and government agencies in partnership with an artist for activities that benefit senior citizens. Funds may cover the cost of hiring a pre-selected artist to work together with the grantee organization in conducting arts programming in community settings.

GrantWatch ID#: 170977

Grants to Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont Nonprofits and Agencies for Workforce ...

Deadline 05/15/20

Grants to Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, public agencies, Native American tribes, and State governments in eligible counties for workforce development programs. Funding is intended for infrastructure and project support to reduce unemployment, poverty, and migration.

GrantWatch ID#: 181500

Grants to USA Historians, Students, Researchers, and Writers for Research Related to Iowa St...

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants of $1,000 to USA historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers for original research and interpretative writing on a topic related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to proposals about neglected topics or new approaches to previously explored topics.

GrantWatch ID#: 182956

Grants to USA Agencies to Improve Justice for Victims of Gender-Based Assault

Deadline 04/27/20

Grants to USA government agencies, tribal governments, prosecutor's offices, and law enforcement agencies to improve judicial outcomes for victims of gender-based assault. Funding is intended to improve the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to respond to violent crime. The purpose of funding is to enhance the funct...

GrantWatch ID#: 153228

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribal Governments, and Public Schools and IHEs for Pu...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants to Maine nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and public schools and IHEs for public cultural projects. Funding is intended for projects reflecting the themes of life and business in Maine, local leadership activities, and the local character. Projects should be relevant to the Maine Bic...

GrantWatch ID#: 187909

Grants to Maine Law Enforcement Agencies to Promote the Safe Use of Off-Road Vehicles

Deadline 07/01/20

Grants to Maine law enforcement agencies for activities to promote the safe use of off-road recreational vehicles. The purpose of the grant program is to improve policies, purchase equipment, and provide instructional programs for officers throughout the state. This program supports the maintenance, improvement, and ex...

GrantWatch ID#: 181474

Grants to Maine Agencies and Organizations to Improve Boating Facilities

Deadline 07/22/20

Grants to Maine local and state government agencies, Tribal governments, and organizations for projects related to recreational boating. Applicants should contact the funding source and arrange a site visit prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to assist towns, cities, districts and other public and priv...

GrantWatch ID#: 135183

Grants to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes in Eligible Coun...

Deadline 04/07/20

Grants of up to $50,000 to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine nonprofit organizations, public entities, and Indian Tribes in eligible counties to develop outdoor recreation infrastructure. Funding is intended to support the development, construction, maintenance, and marketing of trails, parks, way-finding, and related outd...

GrantWatch ID#: 188811

Grants to Maine Municipalities to Maintain and Develop ATV Trails

Deadline 05/30/20

Grants to Maine municipalities for the maintenance and development of recreational trails for all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Funding may be requested for the creation of a new trail, the construction of parking facilities or new bridges, and the rerouting of an existing trail. Grant requests for main artery trails are encoura...

GrantWatch ID#: 172711

Contracts for Services to USA Consultants, Companies, and Institutions to Benefit Municipalit...

Deadline 04/17/20

Contracts for services to USA consultants, companies, and institutions to benefit municipalities. Contracts are intended to provide financial management, municipal operations, policy development, and project management services to municipalities. Contracts will benefit municipalities in Connecticut.

GrantWatch ID#: 183991

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Enhance and Restore Wildlife Habitat in Eligible Ar...

Deadline 05/11/20

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government entities to enhance or restore wetlands, forests, prairies, and habitats for game, fish, and wildlife in Minnesota. Funding is intended to support projects on public lands or waters or lands protected by a permanent conservation easement.

GrantWatch ID#: 184191

Grants to Maine Master Artists to Train Apprentices in Traditional Art Forms

Deadline 06/18/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to Maine master artists to train qualifying apprentices in a traditional art form. The purpose of this program is to help Maine communities pass on their cultural heritage. Applications must include artistic samples for both the master artist and the apprentice(s).

GrantWatch ID#: 180628

Grants to Maine Small Businesses to Promote Exporting and International Sales

Deadline 09/16/20

Grants of up to $15,000 per year to Maine small businesses to promote exporting and encourage the development of new international sales markets. Funding may be used for international business development, skills development related to exporting, and export marketing assistance.

GrantWatch ID#: 184883

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Local Governments, and Native American Organizations to Benefit Na...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants ranging from $150 to $10,000 to Oregon local governments and charitable organizations in eligible counties and to USA Native American organizations for programs that benefit Native American communities. Funding is provided for programs in the areas of alcohol and drug treatment, cultural activities, the arts, educat...

GrantWatch ID#: 145701

Opportunity for Maine Entities, Individuals, and Tribes to Participate in a Conservation Pro...

Deadline Ongoing

Opportunity for Maine legal entities, joint operations, individuals, and tribes to participate in a conservation program. The purpose of this program is to implement, support, and improve conservation efforts and to enhance the quality natural resources. Eligible lands include farmsteads, agricultural lands (crop and pastu...

GrantWatch ID#: 188263

Fellowships to Maine Artists for Career Development

Deadline 06/18/20

Fellowships to Maine artists to support career development. The purpose of this program is to recognize outstanding artists and to facilitate career advancement. Fellowships are available in a variety of disciplines, including literary arts, crafts, film and multimedia, traditional arts, performing arts, and visual arts.

GrantWatch ID#: 180627