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. 

Community Resilience Partnership - Summer/Fall applications now open

The second round of Service Provider Grants and Community Action Grants are now open for applications.

Community Action Grants enable communities (municipal and tribal governments and unorganized territories) to undertake priority projects that reduce energy use and costs, transition to clean energy, and make communities in Maine more resilient to climate change. The application deadline is September 20th, 2022. An informational webinar about the RFA was held on August 3rd at 3pm. The recording is available here (use passcode .M$V9uud if prompted)

Service Provider Grants are intended to 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. The application deadline is August 31st, 2022. An informational webinar about the RFA was held on July 20th at 2pm. The recording is available here (use passcode j^GFW0!1 if prompted).

Both Request for Applications (RFA) are available on the State of Maine’s grants website. See RFA# 202206101 Service Provider Grant and RFA# 202207107 Community Action Grant.

Details and the webinar links are also located on the RFA cover page for each grant opportunity.

Electric School Bus Funding Opportunity

The Maine Department of Education, partnering with the Department of Environmental Protection and GOPIF, has established the Maine Clean School Bus program to provide support to schools who are interested in purchasing an electric school bus. Up to $375,000 per bus is available to over 250 priority schools across Maine right now through a federal funding opportunity; any school can apply for at least $250,000 per bus, plus funding for the installation of charging infrastructure.

Applications are due August 19; schools do not require prior approval from Maine DOE’s school bus purchase program to apply, and are encouraged to get started with their applications today! 

Fill out this form or contact pat.hinckley@maine.gov if you have questions or would like assistance submitting your application. 

 

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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 Brian Ambrette, Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator.