Maine FY18 Coastal Program Grants Announced

April 3, 2017

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 2018. 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 grants and Shore and Harbor Planning grants. Download full Program Statement and Budget Application Spreadsheets here.

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: Friday April 28, 2017

Fund purpose and allocation:

Shore and Harbor: Shore and Harbor Technical Assistance Grants promote sound waterfront planning and harbor management, balanced development of shore and harbor areas, advance planning for waterfront infrastructure improvements and access to the shore. Funds may be used for development of plans for waterfront, harbor, and mooring areas; development of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to waterfront conservation and improvement; development of planning studies for public and working access; development of plans and designs for harbor improvements; and development of management plans for municipal waterfront facilities.

$150,000 in funds anticipated; maximum award: $30,000

Coastal Communities: Eligible projects must be designed to improve water quality, increase resiliency/adaptation to erosion and flooding, conserve coastal habitat, promote sustainable development, and enhance the coastal-dependent economy while preserving natural coastal resources. This program is designed to address the five priority goals of the Maine Coastal Program:  

$185,000 in funds anticipated; maximum award: $100,000; minimum award $15,000


Ruta Dzenis, 287-2851 and  Coastal Communities Grant Program
Claire Enterline, 287-1493 and Shore and Harbor Grant Program