Support for working waterfronts

AUGUSTA — The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board is seeking proposals for Working Waterfront Access Protection Program (WWAPP) projects. The Board will make awards up to approximately $2 million from LMF bond funds.

The Maine Working Waterfront Access Protection Program provides funds to protect and secure commercial fishing access in Maine. WWAPP requires future development of funded property retain its use for commercial fishing and closely related activities.

A copy of the Working Waterfront Access Protection Program (WWAPP) workbook, which includes all information necessary to apply for LMF funds, can be obtained online.

Eligible applicants for WWAPP proposals include private individuals, and business entities, non-profit land conservation organizations, counties, cities, towns and state agencies. Contact Matthew Nixon, Maine Coastal Program deputy director at 287-1491.

To apply for WWAPP funds, a project must be sponsored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. In order to receive a sponsorship, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by Friday, Jan. 4.

WWAPP proposals must be submitted to Nixon at the Maine Coastal Program by March 22.


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