DEP accepting proposals for $4M in stream crossing replacement and upgrade grants

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DEP accepting proposals for $4M in stream crossing replacement and upgrade grants

AUGUSTA, August 27, 2021 — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing $4 million dollars in available grant funding to be awarded in a single round through a Request for Applications (RFA). These bond funds support the DEP's competitive grant program that matches local funding to assist municipalities with culvert upgrades and replacements at stream crossings. Projects are scored on the degree to which they improve fish and wildlife habitat (including reconnecting streams in priority habitats and incorporating Stream Smart design elements), increase public safety and reduce flooding; and represent a cost-effective investment. Maximum award of $125,000 per project. Detailed scoring guidance and design resources are available on the program’s website: https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/grants/stream-crossing-upgrade.html The grant Request for Applications is available starting August 30, 2021, with proposals due by November 19, 2021.

For additional information, contact:

David R. Madore, Deputy Commissioner

david.madore@maine.gov

or

John Maclaine, Non-Point Source Training Coordinator

john.maclaine@maine.gov

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