National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Projects
Supporting Community-Led Conservation and Recreation Projects
The National Park Service helps communities create close-to-home recreation opportunities and conserve natural resources. Our Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is accepting applications through August 1 for help with a wide range of community-led projects.
National Park Service staff can help local leaders:
- Develop close-to-home parks and greenways
- Manage community-led visioning, planning, and design
- Facilitate public involvement
- Build sustainable partnerships
- Engage youth through outdoor recreation skill-building and conservation stewardship
- Plan for trails, landscape conservation, water trails, river restoration, green transportation, and tourism
Review the application process and exploring current projects in your state. Call or email a National Park Service staff member near you to discuss your idea, and let them know by July 15 if you intend to submit an application by the August 1 due date. Check out this short video.
Department of Environmental Protection Grants for Stream Crossing Improvements
In an effort to improve public safety and minimize impacts on water quality and aquatic habitat, The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for projects to implement public infrastructure improvements at stream crossings, including culvert upgrades.
Beginning May 29, 2015, eligible recipients may apply for grant monies for improvements to public infrastructure. Project proposals much address improvements, modifications, repairs or upgrades to existing culverts or stream crossings. Eligible recipients must describe how the proposed project meets the following criteria:
- Benefits water quality
- Improves habitat for wildlife, fish and other aquatic life ( such as through the replacement of blocked or poorly sized culverts or stream crossings)
- Improves public safety by reducing risk of infrastructure failure (such as culvert washouts)
- Includes provisions for climate resiliency (such as flood protection, prevention and control at the project site and downstream)
For more information please visit Maine DEP’s website or contact Leslie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Seeks Grant Proposals to Enhance Public Recreational Boat Access
Grants are limited to a maximum of $150,000 and must be completed by June 30, 2017. A cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of approved project costs is required. Project proposals are due June 24, 2015. A pre-application inspection by Bureau staff must be completed before an application is submitted. Requests for pre-application inspections must be made no later than May 13, 2015.
For More Information Contact: George Powell, 207-287-4964 Or visit: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/boating_facilities_fund.html
Find your Floodplain
HCPC has created an easy user-interface for you to see FEMA's preliminary flood insurance maps for Hancock County. Click on the area of interest to download a PDF file showing the proposed flood insurance map. The 90 day comment period has closed. However, final maps will not be released until summer, 2016. Appeals may further delay the process. Subsequent changes will require a Letter of Map Amendment or LOMA.
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