Stream Crossing Upgrade Grant Program

Maine voters approved multiple bond packages that include $5 million dollars annually for municipal stream crossing upgrades. These monies fund a competitive grant program that matches local funding for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings to improve fish and wildlife habitats and increase community safety.

Contact John Maclaine, 207-615-3279 for more information.

Stream Crossing Workshops

Pre-recorded Online Workshop
As an alternative to in-person workshops this summer, DEP (with assistance from Army Corps of Engineers Maine Project Office, Maine Audubon, and MaineDOT) created this online workshop to cover important topics related to obtaining a municipal stream crossing grant. We highly recommend this online workshop for anyone applying or thinking of applying for a grant. Directed any questions to John Maclaine via email at

Below you will find a list of all currently-available workshops related to road stream crossings. While some of these workshops may be specifically intended for prospective applicants for municipal stream crossing grants, you can also find other technical and regulatory trainings that may be of interest to anyone involved in the design, maintenance, or installation of stream crossing structures.

Date Town Course Title Contact
August 19, 2020 Virtual workshop Webinar- Navigating Grant programs: Funding Climate Resilient Initiatives

2020 Stream Crossing Grant Applications

The Department of Environmental Protection is excited to announce the 2020 open application period for Stream Crossing Grant proposals. Proposed projects must be located on municipal roads and involve upgrades of stream crossings to improve public safety and minimize flooding, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and represent a cost effective and efficient investment.

Starting September 1, 2020, the Department will make application materials available for prospective applicants, with submissions due on November 16, 2020. Eligible project applicants include local governments, municipal conservation commissions, soil and water conservation districts, and private nonprofit organizations.

The RFP, Application, Question & Answer Summary, and other information related to the previous round of grants can be obtained at the following website: We are committed to ensuring improvements are made for each round of grants, and materials found on this page represent previous application materials that may differ from any upcoming grant submission requirements.

2019 Stream Crossing Grant Applications - Round 2

The application period for 2019 Round 2 Stream Crossing Grants has closed.

Scoring for 2019 Round 2 Stream Crossing Grants has been completed. Additional information regarding awarded projects, scoring documents, and review notes can be found at: The Department received 49 applications from municipalities and other qualifying organizations statewide and is pleased to announce awards for the following projects:

Project Municipality Road Award Amount
Addison Cape Split Rd $56,500.00
Appleton West Appleton Rd $95,000.00
Bar Harbor Crooked Rd $95,000.00
Blanchard Township Mountain Rd $95,000.00
Bowdoinham Carding Machine Way (Cranberry) $95,000.00
Bowdoinham Carding Machine Way (Old Landfill) $95,000.00
Brooks Knowlton Rd $95,000.00
Bucksport Jacob Buck Pond Rd $95,000.00
Bucksport Bucks Mills Rd $95,000.00
Charleston Crooked Brook $95,000.00
Chesterville Sandy River Rd $95,000.00
Dixmont South Road $95,000.00
Gorham Plummer Rd $95,000.00
Gray Long Hill Rd $75,000.00
Hartland Beans Corner Rd $95,000.00
Jonesport Kelley Point Rd $66,000.00
Mars Hill East Ridge Rd $95,000.00
Naples Horace Files Rd $75,000.00
Naples Edes Falls Rd $95,000.00
Ogunquit Captain Thomas Rd $95,000.00
Pittston Smithtown Rd $95,000.00
Prospect Clark Rd $95,000.00
Standish Shaws Mill Rd $95,000.00
Union Clarry Hill Rd $95,000.00
Vassalboro Gray Rd $95,000.00
Vassalboro Cross Hill Rd $80,000.00
York Mill Lane #1 $95,000.00

Application materials for the highest scoring projects.

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