Invasive Aquatic Plants Funding Opportunities
Cost share grants for local projects to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants
A. Courtesy Boat Inspection Programs
Courtesy boat inspections are the cornerstone of the state's invasive aquatic species prevention program. Limited funds are available for locally initiated CBI programs. Grants up to $2000 are available to municipal and county governments, quasi-municipal organizations (including water districts) and 501C(3) eligible organizations such as lake associations.
This cost share program is administered by the Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) in Bridgton, Maine under an agreement with the Maine DEP. Boat inspectors will be trained by LEA and must follow protocol developed by the DEP and LEA.
B. Manual Removal of Invasive Aquatic Plants
The State of Maine uses a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to solicit applications for plant control work. The RFP is closed for the 2018 season. Please check back in early 2019 for information on applying for plant control funds for 2019.
- DEP CBI grants contact: Karen Hahnel (207) 215-9270