Maine Coastal Program Grants

March 31, 2015

Grants for Local and Regional Projects Along the Maine Coast

The Maine Coastal Program is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2016 totaling $265,000. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone.  The two types of available grants covered by this announcement include: Coastal Communities grant and Shore and Harbor Planning grants.

Eligible entities include: towns in Maine’s coastal zone, groups of towns in Maine’s coastal zone; coastal Regional Planning Commissions; and coastal Councils of Government.

Deadline: Thursday May 14, 2015

Funds will be allocated as follows:

Shore and Harbor: $80,000 in funds; maximum award: $30,000

Coastal Communities: $185,000 in funds; maximum award: $50,000

At least 25% of total funds are expected to be allocated to adaptation planning to projects which have a primary focus on preparing for coastal storms, erosion and flooding and coastal hazards. 


Ruta Dzenis, 287-2851 and  Coastal Communities Grant Program
Melissa Anson, 592-5689 and Shore and Harbor Grant Program

Download the Program Statement and the Grant Task Spreadsheet here.

More information and application materials can be downloaded from the Financial Assistance page of the Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.