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Grants to Maine Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to Assist
Communities in Implementing Energy and Climate-Related Projects

Community Resilience Partnership Regional Coordinators Pilot

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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State of Maine Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future

Conf. Date:

12/14/21

Deadline Date:

01/25/22 11:59 PM Local Time - Email Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Maine nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, regional planning and economic development organizations, and academic institutions to assist communities in the implementation of energy and climate projects. Grants will support the provision of technical assistance to communities in Maine to reduce energy use and costs, transition to clean energy, and become more resilient to climate change.

This program complements the Service Provider and Community Action grants available through the new Community Resilience Partnership (https://www.maine.gov/future/climate/community-resilience-partnership), with a focus on supporting towns and their service providers to fund and implement priority climate and energy projects.

This pilot project will support qualified service providers to increase their capacity for two (2) years each to work with communities and service providers, helping them identify and secure funding and other resources to implement priority projects that reduce emissions and address climate impacts.

The project will demonstrate innovative and replicable models for regional technical assistance and will inform efforts to support community and regional climate and energy projects, as recommended in the state climate action plan.

For Scope of Services, see pages 7-8 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200157

Number of Grants:

The Department anticipates making four (4) awards as a result of the RFP process: one award in each of the four (4) regions described in Part II of the RFP.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award is expected to be up to $200,000.

Term of Contract:

The term of the anticipated contract, resulting from the RFP, is defined as follows:
- Initial Period of Performance: March 1, 2022 - February 29, 2024
- Renewal Period #1: March 1, 2024 - February 28, 2026
- Renewal Period #2: March 1, 2026 - February 28, 2027

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Entities that are eligible to submit bids are: regional planning organizations, councils of governments, regional economic development organizations, county governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and cooperative extension programs, regional public health agencies, and for-profit enterprises.

Partnerships between regional entities and other service providers that create new capacities or increase knowledge exchange are welcome.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Bidders’ Conference will be held on December 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the following location:
https://mainestate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuqopjwuEtXIP9-LunJIH8PuBbqJWT07

The purpose of the Bidders’ Conference is to answer and/or field questions, clarify for potential Bidders any aspect of the RFP requirements that may be necessary and provide supplemental information to assist potential Bidders in submitting responses to the RFP. Although attendance at the Bidders’ Conference is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that interested Bidders attend.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received by the Division of Procurement Services by the Submission Deadline, January 25, 2022, no later than 11:59 p.m., local time.

All questions must be received by the RFP Coordinator by January 11, 2022, no later than 11:59 p.m., local time.

Responses to all questions will be compiled in writing and posted on the following website no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the proposal due date: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/rfps. It is the responsibility of all interested parties to go to this website to obtain a copy of the Question & Answer Summary.

FAQs: https://www.maine.gov/future/climate/community-resilience-partnership/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals must be submitted electronically to the following address: Proposals@maine.gov

Bidders are to insert the following into the subject line of their e-mail proposal submission: “RFP# 202111180 Proposal Submission – [Bidder’s Name]”

All communication regarding the RFA must be made through the RFA Coordinator identified below.

Name: Brian Ambrette
Title: Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator
Contact Information: brian.ambrette@maine.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP# 202111180

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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