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While Maine's coastal zone comprises only 15% of the land area of Maine, 44% of Maine's residents live in this limited area.

 
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Grants

The following summarizes the funds MCPI is investing directly to advance the collective conservation goals of the Maine coast.

Implementation Grants

Implementation Grants provide support for organizations that implement the strategies in the Framework, particularly related to goal 1 and goal 3, which focus on Conserved Lands and Funding and Public Support. Nearly $163,00 has been awarded of the full $220,000 available for Implementation Grants. Grant details.

 

Capacity-Building Grants

Capacity-building grants are intended to advance goal 2, to help land trusts move to a higher level of organizational or programmatic capacity so they can dramatically increase the pace of land conservation along Maine’s coast. Eligibility for this type of grant is restricted to land trusts. The MCPI anticipates that there will be a total of $350,000 available to support two sets of capacity building grant programs, one directed toward strategy 2.1 and one directed toward strategy 2.2 of the MCPI Strategic Conservation Framework. Grant details.

 

GIS Grants

This grant program supports projects that create and enhance the capacity needed to address the GIS needs of Maine’s coastal land trust community as identified in the MCPI GIS Needs Assessment. Grant details.

 

See Project Activities or download the MCPI Strategic Conservation Framework (PDF) for more details on the strategies supported by these grants.

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Coastal Map

MCPI has created a beautiful map and poster product as a communication tool to broaden and deepen engagement in coastal conservation.

Download the 11x17 map poster

Coastal Success Stories

Coastal Choices is a series of video stories and supporting resources that demonstrate how five diverse coastal communities in Maine have taken creative measures to enhance community life and sustain economic health through land conservation. Each story is designed to help individuals and communities work together to protect our threatened coastal resources.

View the videos
 

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