Apply NowMNRCP News:  The 2024 funding round is now closed and Letters of Intent are no longer being accepted.

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MNRCP awards competitive grants each year to projects that restore and protect high priority aquatic resources in Maine. MNRCP funding rounds are usually announced in May or June. Public agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, tribes, and municipalities are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent for eligible restoration and preservation projects. When the funding round opens, interested applicants should follow these steps:

  1. Download the 2024 Request for Letters of Intent package to determine if your project is a good fit for MNRCP’s goals and requirements. Pay particular attention to the Special Considerations as these describe the ways in which, as a compensatory mitigation program, MNRCP differs from other state and federal grant programs.
  2. Look at the map of MNRCP Regions to determine where your project occurs. If you would like to view the MNRCP Regions in Google Earth, please contact us and we will send the map files.
  3. Check the MNRCP Funds Available listed below to find out if funds are currently available in your project’s region. Available funds are updated as of June 24, 2024.  

    • Aroostook Hills and Lowlands:   $459,655

    • Central and Eastern Lowlands:  $847,941

    • Central and Western Mountains:  $1,059,426

    • Central Interior and Midcoast:   $797,389

    • Downeast Maine:   $28,697

    • Northwest Maine:   $34,451

    • Southern Maine:    $339,862

  4. Submit a Letter of Intent through our online form to apply for funding. The 2024 funding round is now closed and Letters of Intent are no longer being accepted. 
  5. Applicants whose proposed projects meet the program’s requirements will be invited to submit full proposals. To learn more about the additional information that was requested for full proposals in 2023, follow this link.  


Previous Awards

Proposal documents, plans and other project information can be found on the US Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory In-lieu Fee and Bank Information Tracking System (RIBITS) website.  Filter for the State of Maine and select "Banks & ILF Sites."  Website URL: