Monthly Archives: May 2016

People For Bikes – Community Grant Program

PeopleForBikes generally holds 1-2 open grant cycles every year. PeopleForBikes will fund engineering and design work, construction costs including materials, labor, and equipment rental, and reasonable volunteer support costs. For advocacy projects, we will fund staffing that is directly related … Continue reading


Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Coastal Community Grant Program

This is a planning assistance program only. Funds may be used for planning, development of regulatory and non-regulatory policies and programs, project implementation, outreach and education. Funds are not available for land acquisition or construction. This program awards $185,000 in … Continue reading


DOT Municipal Partnership Initiative (MPI)

The state funding contribution for a project will be capped at $500,000 and generally have a state share of 50% or less. This means the municipality has a higher local match. These projects will not go through the normal planning … Continue reading


Play Everywhere Challenge

Grant Applications are Due May 31 KaBOOM! is excited to announce the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge, a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families. The Challenge is … Continue reading


Public Comment on Striping Changes on Washington Ave and Forest Ave

Dear Members of the Portland City Council, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed striping changes along Forest Avenue from Morrill Street to Pleasant Avenue and along Washington Avenue from Ocean Avenue to Presumpscot Street. The Bicycle … Continue reading


Community Connections Podcast (107.5 Frank FM)

Community Connections Bicycle Coalition of Maine 5/15/15 May 15th, 2016 06:00am | Duration: 25:52 Nancy Grant joins us from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, to chat about the growing presence of bicycles on our roadways, group rides, bicycle tourism, bike … Continue reading


Mainers Urged to Dust Off Their Bikes

This article originally appeared on It’s National Bike Month, and Mainers have the chance to help their children learn the rules of the road and also dust off their own bikes. (Mike Clifford) AUGUSTA, Maine – It’s National Bike … Continue reading


Grants and Community Recreation Program – 2017 Awards Now Open

The Grants and Community Recreation Program within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is pleased to announce that the application period is now officially open for the 2017 grant awards. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established to assist … Continue reading


Recreation Trails Program – Applications Due Sept 30 2016

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a program of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF).  RTP funds are available once per year, they are used for trail construction and maintenance. The application deadline for this round of … Continue reading


Letter of Support for Swift River Bridge Project

Doug Beck Outdoor Recreation Supervisor Bureau of Parks and Lands 124 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333 Dear Mr. Beck, On behalf of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, I am writing to support the Rumford/Mexico Active Community Environment (ACE) Team’s … Continue reading