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

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.

None at this time

Date Town Course Title Contact

2019 Stream Crossing Grant Applications - Round 2

The application period for 2019 Round 2 Stream Crossing Grants has closed. Applications are currently being reviewed and we expect to announce awards from this round in January 2020. Awarded projects will be listed on this web page and at:

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.

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