DEP awards grants for stream crossing and culvert upgrades
July 15, 2019
Contact: David Madore, Communications Director (207) 287-5842 email@example.com
AUGUSTA, July 15, 2019 - Maine voters approved a bond package in November 2017 that included $5 million dollars for vital improvement projects including stream crossing and culvert upgrades. These monies fund competitive grants that match local funding for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings and must be located on a municipal road. The projects awarded will: benefit public infrastructure by replacing several culverts that are currently failing and at risk of complete washouts, open fish spawning habitat, eliminate undersized and other impassable culverts and reduce some of the worst ongoing erosion impacts to streams, brooks, and lakes.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received 40 applications to review which totaled over $3 million dollars in fund requests, the Department has issued over $2.5 million dollars in grant money through this round of applications.
Three previous rounds of culvert grants have resulted in a total of 72 culvert upgrade projects in Maine communities statewide and have expended $5.4 million dollars in bond funds earmarked for these infrastructure improvements.
Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 29 projects across the State:
|Municipality||Project location||Amount awarded|
|Farmington||Clover Mill Road||$95,000|
|Farmington||Cummings Hill Road||$95,000|
|West Paris||Ellingwood Road #1||$75,000|
|West Paris||Ellingwood Road #2||$70,000|
|Thomaston||West Meadow Road||$95,000|
|Lucerne in Maine Village||Lake View Avenue||$95,000|
|Palmyra||Libby Hill Road||$95,000|
|Phillips||Reeds Mills Road||$95,000|
|Rangeley||Bald Mountain Road #1||$95,000|
|Rangeley||Bald Mountain Road #2||$95,000|
|Cherryfield||Willey District Road||$89,140|
|Fayette||Richmond Mills Road||$93,730|
|York||Mill Lane #2||$95,000|
|Auburn||Soper Mill Road||$95,000|
|Bristol||Old Country Road||$74,250|
For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP's website: https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/grants/stream-crossing-upgrade.html