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Maine - Funding Sources for Climate Change Adaptation
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US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development - administered by State Office in MaineEmergency Community Water Assistance GrantsThis program helps eligible communities prepare for, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water for households and businesses.Eligible applicants:

Most State and local governmental entities, Nonprofit organizations, Federally recognized Tribes
What kind of event can qualify as an emergency? Drought or flood, Earthquake, Tornado or hurricane, Disease outbreak
Chemical spill, leak or seepage, Other disasters
Applications for this program are accepted through your local RD office year roundhttp://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/emergency-community-water-assistance-grants/meCommunity Program Contacts:

Michael G. Rollins
Area Specialist
(207) 990-3676 ext. 327
michael.rollins@me.usda.gov
(Serving the counties of: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Washington, and Aroostook)


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US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development - administered by State Office in MaineWater & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant ProgramProvides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

This program assists qualified applicants that are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

Most State and local governmental entities
Private non-profits
Federally-recognized Tribes
Applications for this program are accepted through your local offices year roundhttp://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program/meScott Emery, P.E.
Civil Engineer
scott.emery@me.usda.gov
Telephone: (207) 990-9121
Facsimile: (855) 589-1098
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US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service in Maine
Emergency Watershed Protection Program Flood Plain Easements
The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program was set up by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. It is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, fires, and other natural occurrences. Maine Emergency Watershed Program Floodplain Easements is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)Ongoinghttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/me/programs/financial/ewp/Dan Baumert, State Conservation Engineer, 207-990-9555, or email dan.baumert@me.usda.gov
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US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service in MaineEmergency Watershed Protection ProgramThe Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program was set up by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. It is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, fires, and other natural occurrences.

The purpose of (EWP) is to help groups of people with a common problem. It is generally not an individual assistance program. All projects undertaken must be sponsored by a political subdivision of the state, such as a city, town, county, or conservation district.
The program is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which provides technical and financial assistance to preserve life and property threatened by excessive erosion and flooding.
Ongoinghttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/me/programs/financial/ewp/Dan Baumert, State Conservation Engineer, 207-990-9555, or email dan.baumert@me.usda.gov
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Department of Health and Human Services -Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Local Source Water Protection Grant ProgramThis grant is available for the protection of public drinking water sources. Applications must be postmarked
by
March 31, 2016
Available annually
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/environmental-health/dwp/imt/documents/SWPgrantApplication.pdfErika Bonenfant at (207) 287-5681 or e-mail
erika.bonenfant@maine.gov
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Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Grants and Community Recreation
Bureau of Parks and Lands in Maine
Land & Water Conservation Fund GrantThe Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964 (LWCF) was established to assist federal, state and local governments in the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation facilities. Administered at the federal level by the National Park Service and at the state level by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, LWCF grants can provide up to 50% of the allowable costs for approved acquisition or development projects.Dealine - annually in Novemberhttp://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/land_water_conservation_fund.htmlGrants and Community Recreation
Bureau of Parks and Lands
124 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
207-287-4962
Doug Beck, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor
E-mail address: Doug.Beck@maine.gov
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Department of Health and Human Services -Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Maine CDC Drinking Water Program - Land Acquisition
Loans

The Maine Drinking Water Program (DWP) believes that ownership, easements, or other legal control of the land around a drinking water source is the most effective means
of drinking water supply protection.

Land Acquisition Loans are low interest loans available to community or non-profit, non-community public water systems for the purchase of land and/or conservation easements necessary for source water protection. Land Acquisition Loans are administered by the DWP and serviced through the Maine Municipal
Bond Bank

There is no deadline for Land Acquisition Loan applications.
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/environmental-health/dwp/imt/documents/LandAcquisitionLoanFactSheet.pdfErika Bonenfant at (207) 287-5681 or e-mail
erika.bonenfant@maine.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis.

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds
If subgrantee is a small impoverished community, the cost share is 90% Federal Funds/10% State or Local Funds
If a grant program is open for application, an announcement will be posted on the Mitigation program front page. http://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/index.shtmlhttp://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/mema_mit_grants.shtmlMaine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: Maine Relay 711
FAX:207-287-3178
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks to protect and improve human health and the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:

-Target resources to benefit communities at risk
-Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks
-Increase collaboration through community-based projects
Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits
Advance emergency preparedness and resilience
If a grant program is open for application, an announcement will be posted on the Mitigation program front page. http://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/index.shtmlhttp://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/mema_mit_grants.shtmlMaine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: Maine Relay 711
FAX:207-287-3178
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA provides FMA funds to assist States and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds, 90% Federal Funds/10% State or Local Funds with Severe Repetitive Loss Strategy
If a grant program is open for application, an announcement will be posted on the Mitigation program front page. http://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/index.shtmlhttp://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/mema_mit_grants.shtmlMaine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: Maine Relay 711
FAX:207-287-3178
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)The Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) grant program was authorized by the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, which amended the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to severe repetitive loss (SRL) structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
If a grant program is open for application, an announcement will be posted on the Mitigation program front page. http://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/index.shtmlhttp://www.maine.gov/mema/mitigation/mema_mit_grants.shtmlMaine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: Maine Relay 711
FAX:207-287-3178
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency Repetitive Flood ClaimsThe Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) grant program was authorized by the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-264), which amended the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4001, et al).
Up to $10 million is available annually for FEMA to provide RFC funds to assist States and communities reduce flood damages to insured properties that have had one or more claims to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Cost Share: 100% Federal Funds/0% State or Local Funds
Please note: 07/2013 - The Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 eliminated the SRL program. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/flood/info_for/local_officials.shtmlMaine Floodplain Management Program
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
93 SHS/Williams Pavilion
17 Elkins Lane
Augusta, Maine 04333-0093
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Maine Emergency Management Agency
 
Community Disaster Loan ProgramThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides direct loans to local governments to offset the loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster. The local government must demonstrate a need to maintain local governmental functions such as police and fire protection, or water and sewer services. Loans are not to exceed 25% of the local government’s annual operating budget for the fiscal year in which the major disaster occurs, up to a maximum of $5 million. Upon declaration of a major disaster, one may apply for assistance through the Governor’s authorized representative.http://www.fema.gov/community-disaster-loan-programPublic Assistance Branch, Recovery Division
FEMA, DHS
500 C Street SW.
Washington, DC 20472
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Environmental Finance Center - University of MarylandLocal Government Stormwater Financing ManualEFC’s Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Public sector financing in general, and stormwater financing specifically often appear to be inaccessibly complicated and technical to even experienced public officials. Therefore, rather than try to address the myriad of issues associated with stormwater financing, the main strategy was to provide a foundation for local officials to move forward by focusing on perhaps the most important financing attribute: leadership and the ability to move communities towards effective action.--http://efc.umd.edu/localgovernmentstormwaterfinancingmanual.html
Environmental Finance Center, 1210 Preinkert Field House, (Building 054), College Park, MD 2074
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EPA New EnglandFunding Stormwater FactsheetThis document is intended to assist local stormwater managers to alleviate the significant expense of construction, operation and maintenance of a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). The costs of stormwater programs, increased by regulatory requirements (stormwater Phase I or Phase II), flooding concerns, water quality issues (including total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs) and population growth, may be subsidized through a stormwater utility or various other methods detailed in this document. -- www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/stormwater/assets/pdfs/FundingStormwater.pdf EPA New England—Thelma Murphy
murphy.thelma@epa.gov
617-918-1615
Rob Adler
adler.robert@epa.gov
617- 918-1396
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US Small Bussiness AdministrationSBA Disaster Loan ProgramSBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. If a loan application is approved, a recipient may be eligible for additional funds to cover the cost of improvements that will protect property against future damage. Examples of improvements include retaining walls, seawalls, sump pumps, etc. Mitigation loan money would be in addition to the amount of the approved loan, but may not exceed 20 percent of total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA to a maximum of $200,000 for home loansOngoinghttps://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-loan-program1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
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NOAA - University of MaineMaine Sea GrantThe Maine Sea Grant College Program invites full proposals for research projects to be funded in the period February 2016 through January 2018. Through our biennial request for proposals, we strive to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. Assuming no changes in the federal Sea Grant appropriation and the requirements of the non-research components of the Maine Sea Grant program, an estimated $450,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Total two year requests are limited to $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs). Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.Preliminary proposal deadline: 4:30 p.m., EST, Friday 27 February 2015http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding/researchDamian C. Brady
Assistant Director for Research
Preferred phone number: 207.563.8102
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in MaineNational Flood Insurance ProgramThe National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) enables homeowners, business-owners, renters, and governments to purchase flood insurance coverage where premium rates are generally lower than standard actuarial rates. Generally, physical damage to buildings or personal property “directly” caused by a flood is covered by flood insurance. For example, damages caused by a sewer backup are covered if the backup is a direct result of flooding. However, if the backup is caused by some other problem, the damages are not covered. Most NFIP Policies include Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage. This coverage can provide up to $30,000 of the cost to elevate, demolish, or relocate homes. If your community declares a home “substantially damaged” or “repetitively damaged” by a flood, FEMA will require the owner to bring the home up to current community standards.Ongoinghttp://www.maine.gov/dacf/flood/flood_insurance.shtmlMaine Floodplain Management Program
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
93 SHS/Williams Pavilion
17 Elkins Lane
Augusta, Maine 04333-0093
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administered by Maine Emergency Management AgencyFEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant ProgramThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides funding so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Grant assistance is available for the following activities:
Debris removal
Emergency protective measures
The repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain private non-profit organizations
The protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process
The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The grantee (usually the state) determines how the non-federal share (up to 25%) is split with the subgrantees (eligible applicants).
Depends on Major Disaster Declarationshttp://www.maine.gov/mema/recovery/mema_recovery_fed.shtmlMaine Emergency Management Agency
72 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Maine 04333
800-452-8735 (toll-free, in-state only)
207-624-4400
TTY: Maine Relay 711
FAX:207-287-3178
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development administered by Maine Department of Department of Economic & Community Development Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) ProgramThe primary purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income people. The program is sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Each year the State of Maine receives a formula allocation of funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to be distributed to eligible Maine communities under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

In 1982 the State of Maine began administering the CDBG Program to assist units of local government in various community projects in areas ranging from infrastructure, housing, downtown revitalization to public facilities and economic development.
Several types of grants - Deadlines throughout the year, offered annually or biannuallyhttp://www.maine.gov/decd/meocd/Department of Economic & Community Development
Burton Cross Building, 3rd Floor
111 Sewall St
Augusta, ME 04330-6830

Phone (207) 624-9800
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US Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Maine
Watershed Surveys and PlanningTo provide plannning assistance to Federal, state and local agencies for the development or coordination of water and related land resources and programs in watersheds and river basins. No funding has been authorized since FY 2008.http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/me/programs/planning/wpfp/#Natural Resources Conservation Service
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite #3
Bangor, ME 04401

Telephone: (207) 990-9100, Extension 3
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EPA New EnglandHealthy Communities Grant Program The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks to protect and improve human health and the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:

-Target resources to benefit communities at risk
-Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks
-Increase collaboration through community-based projects
-Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems
-Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits
-Advance emergency preparedness and resilience
Every yearhttp://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/hcgp.htmlSandra Brownell, brownell.sandra@epa.gov or 617-918-1797).
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