Community Resilience Partnership

Working to help Maine communities reduce emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.

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Through grants and direct support to municipal and tribal governments and unorganized territories, the Community Resilience Partnership assists communities to reduce carbon emissions, transition to clean energy, and become more resilient to climate change effects such as extreme storms, flooding, rising sea levels, public health impacts, and more. 

See our Partner communities and where grants are at work across Maine.

Hear from Partnership communities in our video:

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Round 4 Community Action Grant Recipients Announced

We're thrilled to announce that $2.4 million in Round 4 Community Action Grant Awards have been made to 54 communities across Maine. These communities are all first-time grant recipients and will be using the funds to protect infrastructure from damaging storms or rising sea levels, increase local planning capacity and improve energy resilience and efficiency. In addition, in Round 4, $497,377 in Service Provider Grants were awarded to organizations working directly with communities to enroll in the Partnership, and $607,000 in one-time Energy Efficiency Priorities Grant federal funding through the Department of Energy was awarded to communities to increase energy efficiency and implement clean energy solutions.

See all Round 4 grant award recipients.

View Community Resilience Partnership StoryMap for more details about participating communities and grant projects.


Community Engagement and Equity Webinar

The Community Resilience Partnership held a Community Engagement and Equity Webinar that gave an overview of the equity framework developed by the Maine Climate Council Equity Subcommittee and how it translates into actionable steps that communities can take to increase resilience, community engagement, equitable consideration of benefits, and support grant proposal development. 

Enroll Now

Enrollment in the Community Resilience Partnership is the first step to become eligible for a grant. Municipal governments, Tribal Governments, plantations, townships, and unorganized territories can enroll in the Partnership at anytime. 

Learn more about the enrollment process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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In the second year of the Community Resilience Partnership, we're pleased to announce that the Partnership made 53 direct grants to towns, tribes, and unorganized communities in Maine, totaling $2.75 million. Additionally, $298,805 in Service Provider Grants is helping 25 communities determine local priorities, enroll in the Partnership, and apply for grants to support their energy efficiency, clean energy, and community resilience goals. A total of 174 communities and 22 service provider organizations are currently participating in the Partnership. 


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About the Partnership

Recommended by Maine's four-year climate action plan, Maine Won't Wait, the Partnership offers communities support for both climate mitigation and adaptation activities. It is administered by the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. For more information, email Ashley Krulik, Community Resilience Partnership Program Manager.

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