Shore and Harbor Grants Available

May 9, 2014

Coastal Communities Grants

The Maine Coastal Program is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2015 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:

Grant applications for both grant programs are due Tuesday, July 1st.
Those eligible to apply 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 MCP plans to allocate funds as follows:
Shore and Harbor - Total Anticipated Funds: $80,000; Maximum Award: $20,000
Coastal Communities - Total Anticipated Funds: 185,000; Maximum Award: $50,000
At least 25% of Coastal Communities grants will be allocated to adaptation planning to projects which have a primary focus on preparing for coastal storms, erosion and flooding and coastal hazards.

Download the Program Statement from the Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry here.