Maine Coastal Program/Shore Harbor 2016 Grant Program

Coastal grants available for municipal and regional projects!

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program announced that it is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2017. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone.

Grant applications are due Thursday, May 12, 2016

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2016 REAP Grants (USDA - Rural Energy for America)

Closing in on the May 2nd deadline for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application competition! Be in touch with the USDA Rural Development Staff in Bangor: Brian Wilson, 990-9125 or email [email protected] REAP can help rural small businesses and agricultural producers with grant and loan guarantee funding for energy efficiency improvement (EEI) projects and renewable energy system (RES) projects. 

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Grants for Wetland Projects Available

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for wetland restoration, enhancement and creation projects to include provisions for climate change, flood protection and resiliency and to improve wildlife habitat.

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USDA Rural Development Seeks Applications for Maine Community Economic Development Projects

USDA Rural Development has announced that $290,000 is now available for business development projects in Maine’s rural communities through the agency’s Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. 

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Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship grants available

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is reminding students pursuing secondary education in agriculture or a natural resource related field that scholarship grants are available through the DACF’s Rural Rehabilitation Fund. The deadline for applications this year is March 1, 2016.

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Important MDOT Projects in Wiscasset & Boothbay

In Boothbay, the Route 27 traffic pattern plan presentation has been recorded by MDOT traffic consultant Mark Lenters with GHD, Inc., for public distribution - you can watch here. Boothbay's selectboard meeting concerning this project can be viewed here

In Wiscasset, MDOT officials will share a number of different proposals under consideration for improving traffic flow through downtown Wiscasset. That flyer is here

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How environmental assessments lead to job creation

Brownfields -- what does this mean? Are you looking to purchase and re-development property in Lincoln County for commercial or industrial uses?

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United Way of Midcoast Maine- Supplemental Heating Assistance

For over ten years, United Way has brought people together from across the community to share information and discuss ways to more effectively meet the needs for people at risk during the winter.

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CDBG Program Statement 2016

The State of Maine Community Block Development Grant 2016 Porgram statement is available! The Program Statement describes the method by which 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds will be distributed. The 2016 CDBG program was developed by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) following a review of past programs, a forum with program constituents, 3 state-wide public forums and a comprehensive assessment of statewide community and economic development needs


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DEP Awards Funds to Bremen and Newcastle

Two Lincoln County towns received news from the Department of Environmental Protection that they’ve been awarded funding for culvert upgrade projects. Bremen will receive $95,000 for the Heath Road Bridge and Newcastle will receive $30,850 for two projects on the West Old County Road.

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