Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Bureau of Warden Service
Grants to Maine law enforcement agencies to support patrol efforts on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails throughout the state. This program supports the maintenance, improvement, and expansion of ATV law enforcement and training for municipal, county, and state enforcement officers. Funding is available for general law enforcement, training and equipment, and multi-jurisdictional law enforcement.
Criteria to be met:
1. Model policy. (A copy of the policy must accompany the application.)
2. Helmets (must be worn during enforcement).
3. Safety Requirements (must be met during enforcement).
4. Training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Officers that participate in grant-funded enforcement will need to be trained.)
5. Agency's ability to demonstrate past involvement with ATV enforcement and complaint response. (Please include a brief summary of data and activity with the application.)
There are three (3) different types of grants:
General ATV Enforcement meaning Level 1 Enforcement: Handling ATV complaints from Landowners or other persons about the operation of ATVs, responding to ATV accidents and enforcing ATV laws during the normal course of patrol duties. Or Level 2 Enforcement: ATV enforcement that is focused on recognized ATV problems in a localized area, but not a multi-jurisdictional high-problem area. You will need to include the following documentation with your application: Documentation of ATV complaints, ATV accident data, and documented vernal ATV enforcement problems.
Multi-jurisdiction Enforcement meaning area of extensive use by ATV operators, including, but not limited to, unauthorized trails of damaged agricultural lands, wetlands or other environmentally sensitive areas. A multi-jurisdictional high-problem area is an area where there are documented complaints from landowners or others about the operation of ATV’s. You will need to include the following documentation with your application: Documentation of extensive use of an area by ATV operators, as indicated by the large number of registered ATVs or a large number of transient ATV operators in an area, documentation of unauthorized trails or extensive damage to private and public property, documentation of ATV use in prohibited areas as defined in state law, and Documentation of multiple law enforcement agency involvement.
Training & Equipment meaning for training agency to operate ATV’s and enforce ATV laws. You will need to include the following documentation with your application: Documentation of ATV use on trails and private property, documentation of law enforcement staff needing equipment and training, and documentation of inability to obtain equipment from other sources, specific scheduled training events and any training sponsorship.
GrantWatch ID#: 181474
Applications are accepted from law enforcement agencies. Multi-jurisdictional applications are allowed.
2018 Spring Round of ATV Enforcement Grants:
-February 1, 2018: Application period for the Spring round of ATV Enforcement Grants opens.
-March 1, 2018: Application period for Spring round of ATV Enforcement Grants closes.
-March 16, 2018: ATV Enforcement Grant Committee meets to review grant requests.
-March 23, 2018: ATV Enforcement Grant Applicants to be notified of request results and enforcement period to begin.
-July 31, 2018: Spring grant period to close.
-August 15, 2018: All Final Reports from Spring round of grants to be in Augusta.
2018 Fall Round of ATV Enforcement Grants:
-June 1, 2018: Application period for the Fall round of ATV Enforcement Grants opens.
-July 1, 2018: Application period for the Fall round of ATV Enforcement Grants closes.
-July 27, 2018: ATV Enforcement Grant Committee meets to review grant requests.
-August 3, 2018: ATV Enforcement Grant Applicants to be notified of request results and enforcement period to begin.
-December 1, 2018: Fall grant period to close.
-December 15, 2018: All Final Reports from the Fall round of grants to be in Augusta.
General ATV Enforcement: Note that grant may not be awarded unless matching funds are available in an amount that is no less than 25% of the grant amount.
Multi-Jurisdiction Enforcement: Note that grant may be awarded whether or not matching funds are available.
Training & Equipment: Note grant may not be awarded unless matching funds are available in an amount that is no less than 50% of the grant amount. The matching funds for training purposes may be cash or in kind. Equipment purchases require a 50% cash match.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, please contact:
Please mail completed application to:
William F. Allen, Grant Coordinator
8 Federal Street
167 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0167