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Ellsworth Sourcewater Protection Plan, Appendix E December 2004 Rev. September 2005 Page 62 of 63

Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Under the Surface Water Quality Protection Program, MDOT mitigates the impacts of highways to surface water bodies. Anyone may nominate a site to the program. FMI: http://www.maine.gov/mdot/environmental-office-homepage/surface-water- quality-protection.php Contact Zach Henderson , SWQPP Coordinator, at (207) 624-3080 or zachary.henderson@maine.gov.

Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA) MEEA Mini-Grants support classroom teachers and informal educators in the design and implementation of classroom, school and/or community-based environmental education initiatives. MEEA awards up to $500. FMI: http://www.meeassociation.org/TeacherResources.html

Maine Office of Community Development (OCD) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are administered by the OCD. Eligible activities must benefit low-moderate income persons, eliminate slum and blighting influences or address an urgent need. Public facilities and improvements, such as new or improved water and sewer facilities can be funded. FMI: http://www.meocd.org/ Contact the Office of Community Development at (207) 624-7484 or info@meocd.org.

Maine State Planning Office The Maine Shore Stewards Program offers Coastal Watersheds Grants to alleviate polluted runoff, a major source of coastal pollution in Maine. FMI: http://www.maine.gov/mcp/online_resources/grants.html#shore Contact Todd Janeski of the Maine Coastal Program at (207) 287-3261 or todd.janeski@state.me.us.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) The NEGEF has a Small Grants Program for New England Activists (up to $2,500) to fund civic engagement, local activism, and social change. Eligible activities include aquifer protection, streambank restoration, water conservation, water quality monitoring, watershed management, and public health initiatives. FMI: http://www.grassrootsfund.org/index.html Contact (802) 223-4622 or info@grassrootsfund.org.

US Environmental Protection Agency Under the Targeted Watershed Grants Program, EPA asks Governors and tribal leaders to nominate projects that support innovative watershed based approaches to preventing, reducing, and eliminating water pollution. Nominations that are likely to result in environmental improvements in a relatively short time frame and that show broad stakeholder involvement would be strong candidates. Preference is given to watershed plans that involve multiple states and/or tribes. The Initiative will also

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

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