ATV Law Enforcement Grants

Summary of Grant and Aid Program

As a result of legislation passed during the 121st Maine State Legislature, L.D. 1912 was enacted. This law addressed the use of ATVs. The popularity of ATVs in the state of Maine has increased greatly in recent years. As a result the number of issues pertaining to ATV use have also risen, and consequently, so has the need for more ATV law enforcement. In addition to addressing ATV violations, L.D. 1912 provides for the ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program. Grants from the program are intended to maintain, improve, and expand ATV enforcement and training for state, county, and municipal enforcement officers. Grants are available for three different project types: General ATV Enforcement, Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement, and Training & Equipment. A grant review committee, established for this purpose, will make grants to law enforcement agencies for projects that are consistent with the criteria (please see below for criteria). The funding for this program is provided from gas tax dollars.

Criteria to be met:

  1. Model policy. (A copy of the policy must accompany the application.)
  2. Helmets (must be worn during enforcement).
  3. Safety Requirements (must be met during enforcement).
  4. Training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Officers that participate in grant-funded enforcement will need to be trained.)
  5. Agency's ability to demonstrate past involvement with ATV enforcement and complaint response. (Please include a brief summary of data and activity with the application.)

Please note:

There will be mandatory reporting on the grant.

For the purposes of this grant, "in kind match" refers to non-existing and new expenses.

2022 Spring/Summer Round of ATV Enforcement Grants
February 1, 2022 Application period for the spring/summer ATV Enforcement Grants open.
February 28, 2022 Application period for the spring/summe ATV Enforcement Grants closes.
March 7, 2022 ATV Enforcement Grant Committee meets to review grant requests.
March 8, 2022 ATV Enforcement Grant Applicants to be notified of request results.
Marc 15, 2022 Spring/Summer ATV Grant use and enforcement begins. 
July 31, 2022 Spring/Summer Grant use and enforcement to close. 
August 31, 2022 All Final Reports from the Spring/Summer of 2022 grants are DUE. 
2022 Summer/Fall Round of ATV Enforcement Grants
June 1, 2022 Application period for the Summer/Fall round of ATV Enforcement Grants opens.
June 30, 2022 Application period for the Summer/Fall round of ATV Enforcement Grants closes.
July 18, 2022 ATV Enforcement Grant Committee meets to review grant requests.
July 19, 2022 ATV Enforcement Grant Applicants to be notified of request results
August 1, 2022 Summer/Fall Grant use and enforcement begins
December 15, 2022 Summer/Fall grant use and enforcement to close.
January 10, 2023 All Final Reports from Summer/Fall of 2022 grants are DUE

Completed Applications can be returned to:

For more information, please contact

Dave Chabot
ATV Enforcement Grant and Aid Program Administrator
Dave.Chabot@maine.gov
207-557-0530