Maine Coastal Program Seeks Potential Projects (habitat restoration planning, design, engineering, construction and land acquisition)

Hello coastal colleagues and happy start to summer.  

The Maine Coastal Program (MCP) at the ME Department of Marine Resources is seeking information from our coastal restoration and conservation partners to inform our upcoming application(s) to NOAA for projects under the FFY24 NOAA Office for Coastal Management Infrastructure Funding Competition.

As one of 34 NOAA-approved Coastal Management Programs nationwide, MCP is eligible to submit up to three Letters of Intent to this competition for up to 6M each in three categories:

  • Habitat restoration (construction)  
  • Habitat restoration design and engineering
  • Coastal land acquisition

If you are interested in this competition, please follow these steps.

  1. Review the attached Powerpoint presentation and visit the NOAA website to read about the program and funded projects to date.  
  2. Send an email as soon as possible and before June 25, 2024 at 5 p.m. to with the following information and a request to set up a 30 minute consultation: 
    1. Project Name:
    2. Project Proponent:
    3. Location:
    4. Project category: 
      1. Habitat Restoration (construction)
      2. Habitat Restoration Planning and Engineering 
      3. Land Acquisition
    5. Brief project description: 
    6. Approximate funding request:

An interagency team will review the results of all consultations and notify up to three project proponents that we wish to partner on a Letter of Intent (LOI).  MCP will work with your team to develop the required 4-page LOI and submit it to NOAA by August 15, 2024. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.

MCP’s Habitat Restoration Team
                Robert VanRiper
                Devin Domeyer
                Kathleen Leyden

NOTE:  NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is also running a similar competition through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.  In Maine, Wells Reserve is the only applicant for that program.  For projects in Southern Maine that may have a measurable benefit to the Reserve, contact Jake Aman at