AUGUSTA, ME — Maine DEP’s Municipal Stream Crossing Grant Program provides grants that match local funding for the upgrade of culverts at stream crossings on municipal roads. Projects funded through this program will benefit public infrastructure and safety by replacing failing culverts that are at risk of complete washout or collapse; reduce flooding and increase resiliency with the installation or larger, higher capacity and longer-lived crossings, benefit fish and wildlife by opening and reconnecting stream habitat fragmented by undersized and impassable culverts, and represent a cost-effective and efficient investment based on planning, detail, and local matching funds committed to the project.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received 44 applications to review with a total over $5.3 million dollars in funding requests. Thirty-four stream crossing projects funded this round will result in new or improved fish passage to nearly 130 miles of streams statewide, and result in less flooding and transportation resilience.
Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 34 projects across the State:
|Buckfield||Bear Pond Road||$120,000.00|
|Chapman||West Chapman Road||$125,000.00|
|Deer Isle||Sunshine Road||$125,000.00|
|Ellsworth||Red Bridge Road||$125,000.00|
|Enfield||Mohawk Rd North||$125,000.00|
|Enfield||Mohawk Rd South||$125,000.00|
|Garland||Oliver Hill Road||$125,000.00|
|Hartland||Beans Corner Road II||$125,000.00|
|Lewiston||Old Webster Road||$125,000.00|
|Norridgewock||Winding Hill Road||$125,000.00|
|North Yarmouth||Sweetser Road||$125,000.00|
|Phillips||East Madrid Road||$125,000.00|
|Richmond||Beedle Road (West)||$125,000.00|
|Richmond||Beedle Road (East)||$125,000.00|
|Rockport||West Street Extension||$125,000.00|
|Skowhegan||Steward Hill Road||$125,000.00|
|Starks||Locke Hill Road||$125,000.00|
|Temple||Mitchell Brook Road||$125,000.00|
|Tremont||Dix Point Road||$42,500.00|
For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP’s website.