Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) - Municipal Planning Assistance Program (MPAP)
04/15/21 2:00 PM Email Receipt
Grants of up to $50,000 to Maine government agencies for preservation efforts in eligible regions. Funding is intended to preserve natural resources. Eligible projects may address the issues of flooding and erosion, habitat restoration, and adaptive land use planning 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 is seeking applications for a new round of Coastal Community Grants for FY 2022. 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.
This program statement invites proposals in three categories that focus on building community resiliency and adapting to climate change; particularly those that address the State of Maine’s Adaptation Goals in "Maine Won’t Wait: A Four-Year Plan for Climate Action" (December 2020). Eligible Coastal Community Grant project categories include:
Funds are available for the following activities in support of the following Maine Coastal program goals for this grant round:
Funds may be used for planning and development of regulatory and non-regulatory policies and programs, project implementation, outreach and education, and feasibility and vulnerability studies.
MPAP seeks proposals that increase adaptation to erosion and flooding, restore coastal habitats and implement adaptive land use planning. Applicants are encouraged to creatively address the objectives of the grant program and develop projects suited to the unique needs of the applicant and activities which address program goals described above.
Examples of projects for each funding category can be found here:
GrantWatch ID#: 143191
The minimum award amount will be $20,000 and the maximum award amount will be $50,000.
Coastal Communities grant projects should begin by August 2, 2021 and must be completed by December 31, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Electronic applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application to 2022 Coastal Communities Grant Program” in the subject line.
For questions and additional clarifications, contact Ruta Dzenis in writing at the above email address. Please include in the subject line “FY22 Coastal Communities Grants – Questions”.
Municipal Planning Assistance Program
Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry
22 SHS/Harlow Bldg
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
The list of communities in the coastal zone and a coastal zone map can be accessed here: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/mcp/about/coastal-zone-map.htm
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