ME Coastal Program Grants available

September 24, 2013

The Maine Coastal Program (MCP) at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announces the availability of funds for two grant programs:

Two grant programs:

Shore and Harbor Planning - Maximum Award: $20,000 (25% cash or in-kind match)

Projects that promote sound waterfront planning, harbor management, and balanced development of shore and harbor areas to improve marine infrastructure and assure access to the shore.

Coastal Communities - Maximum Award: $50,000 (25% cash or in-kind match)

Projects that improve water quality, increase resiliency/adaptation to erosion and flooding, conserve marine habitat, promote sustainable development, and enhance the coastal-dependent economy while preserving natural coastal resources

Eligible applicants 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 contact person for the Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program is Matthew Nixon,
Assistant Program Manager, Maine Coastal Program at 207-287-1491 and  
The contact person for the Coastal Community Grant Program is Elizabeth Hertz,
Director, Municipal Planning Assistance Program at 207-287- 8061 and

Applications are due by 2:00 pm local time on Friday, November 1, 2013.

Full Program Statement and Applications available for download here.

Project Budget Template (Excel format) - download for use in preparing applications.

WCCOG staff is available to assist you with your questionnaire and application - call the office at 454-0465 or via e-mail to Judy East (