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Municipal Planning Organizations (MPOs)

  • Maine’s four urbanized areas (Portland area, Bangor area, Kittery area, and greater Lewiston-Auburn) are part of Metropolitan Planning Organizations or MPOs.
  • If your community is part of the MPO region it is eligible for planning and construction money through that entity.
  • Municipalities that are part of an MPO can apply to that entity for planning or construction funding.
  • This does not exclude them from applying directly to the MaineDOT for the programs listed in that section.
  • If a municipality applies for funding through the MPO and is accepted, that project will appear on the following year’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which dictates how they will fund projects within their jurisdiction.