DEP Notifies Third Round Recipients of Grants for Culvert Upgrades

April 18, 2017

Contact: Contact: David Madore, Communications Director, or (207) 287-5842

(AUGUSTA) In November, 2014, Maine voters passed the Clean Water for Maine bond. As a result, $5,400,000 in funds was earmarked for vital improvement projects including stream crossing and culvert upgrades. The projects awarded will: benefit public infrastructure by replacing several culverts that are currently failing and at risk of complete washouts, open up fish spawning habitat, eliminate undersized and other impassable culverts and reduce some of the worst ongoing erosion impacts to streams, brooks, and lakes.

The DEP received 53 applications to review which totaled over 4.1 million dollars in fund requests, the Department has issued over 2.2 million dollars in grant money through this third and final round of applications.

Three rounds of culvert grants have resulted in a total of 72 culvert upgrade projects in Maine communities statewide and have expended all the bond funds earmarked for these infrastructure improvements.

Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 28 projects across the State:

  • Mattawamkeag River Road $95,000
  • Porter Kennard Hill Road $70,000
  • Brunswick Hacker Road $88,500
  • Chub Cove Road Association (Cooper) $40,000
  • Dayton Buzzell Road $95,000
  • Porter Sarah Bridge Road $60,000
  • Auburn Hotel Road $95,000
  • Monmouth Sanborn Road $90,000
  • Willimantic Wilson Stream Road $50,000
  • York Cider Hill Road $95,000
  • Durham Auburn Pownal Road $95,000
  • West Bath Sabino Road $95,000
  • Durham Auburn-Pownal Road $95,000
  • Cumberland Mill Road $47,500
  • Wade Gardner Creek Road $95,000
  • Yarmouth Ledge Road $95,000
  • Buckfield Shedd Hollow Road $95,000
  • Chelsea Nelson Road $95,000
  • Pittston Parker Road $95,000
  • Phillips Bridge Street $95,000
  • Grand Lake Stream Water Street $25,000
  • Madison Shusta Road $65,000
  • China Pleasant View Ridge Road $95,000
  • Farmington Front Street $75,000
  • Warren Sandy Shores Road $95,000
  • Hallowell Outer Central Street $95,000
  • Orono Main Street $42,209.82
  • Rockland Thompson Meadow Road $42,209.82

For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEPs website