Coastal grants set



AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for fiscal year 2018. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone.

Eligible projects must be designed to improve water quality, increase resiliency/adaptation to erosion and flooding, conserve coastal habitat, promote sustainable development and enhance the coastal-dependent economy while preserving natural coastal resources.

This program is designed to address the five priority goals of the Maine Coastal Program: ensuring sustainable, vibrant coastal communities, improving coastal public access, addressing the effects of land use activity on water quality, restoring coastal habitats and preparing for coastal storms, erosion and flooding and coastal hazards

More information about the Maine Coastal Program can be found at www.maine.gov/dacf/mcp/index.htm. Grant applications are due Friday, April 28.

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