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Ellsworth Sourcewater Protection Plan, Appendix E December 2004 Rev. September 2005 Page 59 of 63

Appendix E Funding Sources for Sourcewater Protection

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Maine Drinking Water Program

The Capacity Development Grant program provides matching grants for preparation of documents such as System Vulnerability Assessments, Emergency Response Plans and others. FMI: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/eng/water/srf_capacity.htm Contact Bill Johnson, Capacity Development Coordinator, at (207) 287-5678 or william.johnson@maine.gov.

INVASIVE PLANTS

  • Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) Hand removal of invasive aquatic plants, and boat inspection and education are funded under the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Invasive Aquatic Plants Cost Share Grants which are administered by LEA. FMI: http://www.maine.gov/dep/blwq/docgrant/invasive/index.htm Contact David Welch, Invasive Plant Specialist, at (207) 647-8580 or lakes@megalink.net.

LAND ACQUISITION

  • Maine Community Foundation

The Fund for Conservation Land Acquisition makes grants to Maine land trusts and others for land or easement acquisition and easement defense. FMI: http://www.mainecf.org/html/grants/available/index.html Contact Pam Cleghorn at (207) 761-2440 or pcleghorn@mainecf.org.

  • Maine Drinking Water Program (DWP) DWP Land Acquisition Loans are available to help water systems purchase land for sourcewater protection.

FMI: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/eng/water/srf.htm Contact Beth Pratte, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at (207) 287-5681 or beth.pratte@maine.gov.

  • Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund

Funding is available for land acquisition (forestlands, agricultural lands, wetlands, grasslands) that supports wildlife conservation and public recreation. FMI: http://www.state.me.us/ifw/outdoorheritage/ohf-grant.htm Contact Jo D. Saffeir, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Secretariat, at (207) 688-4191 or saffeir@rcn.com.

Note: Please check specific program requirements for more information and updates

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