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.
2020 Stream Crossing Grant Applications
The 2020 Grant Proposal Period is now open! Submissions are due November 16, 2020 by 11:59 PM. The RFP, Application, Question & Answer Summary, and other information for this single 2020 round can be found at https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants. $5 Million in funding is available with a maximum project award amount of $125,000.
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. Eligible project applicants include local governments, municipal conservation commissions, soil and water conservation districts, and private nonprofit organizations.
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 an 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.
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: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants. 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|
|Bucksport||Jacob Buck Pond Rd||$95,000.00|
|Bucksport||Bucks Mills Rd||$95,000.00|
|Chesterville||Sandy River 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|
|Standish||Shaws Mill Rd||$95,000.00|
|Union||Clarry Hill Rd||$95,000.00|
|Vassalboro||Cross Hill Rd||$80,000.00|
|York||Mill Lane #1||$95,000.00|
- Maine Stream Smart program
- Maine Stream Habitat Viewer
- Maine StreamStats (Funded by DOT, developed by USGS. Allows you to calculate drainage area, etc. just by clicking on a stream-road crossing)
- Maine Stream Crossings poster (PDF)
- Maine Stream Smart Road Crossing Pocket Guide
- CoastWise Approach for Tidal Crossings
- Maine Tidal Restriction Atlas