Community Resilience Partnership
Working to help Maine communities reduce emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.
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 to extreme weather, flooding, rising sea levels, public health impacts, and more.
Support for Communities
Communities in Maine can join the Partnership individually, or through a regional group, after completing three simple steps.
Grants are available for communities to pursue climate action and for regional service providers to assist groups of communities to join the Partnership.
Spring 2023 Grants Now Open
The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future is pleased to announce the opening of a third round of grant opportunities for municipal and tribal governments and unorganized territories through the Community Resilience Partnership.
View Grant RFAs
On June 1st, GOPIF hosted two webinars about the next round of grant opportunities. Each webinar covered a specific Partnership grant. Slides and webinar recordings are linked below.
Service Provider Grants enable organizations to provide assistance to communities to prepare for and enroll in the Community Resilience Partnership and then apply for grant funds to undertake priority projects.
- Grant applications due June 23, 2023
- June 1 Service Provider Grant Webinar Slideshow
- June 1 Service Provider Grant Webinar Recording
Community Action Grants enable eligible communities to implement projects that reduce energy use and costs, transition to clean energy, and make communities in Maine more resilient to climate change.
- Grant applications due July 7, 2023
- June 1 Community Action Grant Webinar Slideshow
- June 1 Community Action Grant Webinar Recording
Communities Leading on Climate 2023 Conference Wrap-Up
The Community Resilience Partnership held the second annual Communities Leading on Climate Conference on May 11th at Wells Conference Center in Orono. Community leaders from across Maine presented on the vital actions and accomplishments they have completed as part of the Partnership. The event included panel discussions and Q&A with these community leaders to give other communities and organizations the opportunity to learn and connect, gaining the tools they need to take action and increase resiliency in their own communities.
View the presenter's slides from each conference session:
- Welcome and Scientific Assessment
- Session I: Growing Public EV Charging Networks
- Session II: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
- Session III: Resilient Communities and Climate-Ready Infrastructure
- Final Remarks and Community Resilience Partnership Grant Information
View a video highlighting some of the communities in the Partnership.
Download a directory of state and federal agencies that tabled at the conference.
2022 Annual Report
We're pleased announce the first annual report for the Community Resilience Partnership! In our first year, the Partnership made 74 Community Action Grant awards totaling $3.71 million to towns, tribes, and unorganized communities in Maine. Additionally, $938,000 in Service Provider Grants is helping 82 communities enroll in the Partnership, determine local priorities, and apply for grants to support their energy efficiency, clean energy, and community resilience goals. A total of 131 communities and 18 service provider organizations are currently participating in the Partnership.
We could not have had such a successful first year without the hard work and collaboration of our amazing communities, service provider organizations, regional coordinators, and state agencies. This is a partnership because of your effort to make it one. Thank you!
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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