EMCI is now accepting grant applications for 2019. The deadline for submission in January 15, 2019. Please review our guidelines and requirements before submitting.
EMCI awarded approximately $26,000 in grants in 2018, all going to great projects that support the Eastern Maine region.
We wish the best of luck to all applicants, and look forward to posting the progress reports of our grant recipients as they come in.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Jane Warren. Petroglyph Interpretive Panels for Long Point, Machias Bay. ($3,000)
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District. Zack Steele. Marine Sediment Monitoring. ($2,400)
University of Maine Machias. William Otto. Sixth Annual Roque Island Lecture. ($2,000)
Downeast Salmon Federation. Reducing Aquatic Acidification. ($3,033.50)
Project Share, Eastport. Steven Koenig. Habitat Restoration in Downeast River ($3,000)
Maine Natural History Observatory. Glenn Mittelhauser. Expand wildflower guide to include Hancock Country. ($5,000)
Washington Country Historical and Genealogical Society. ($1,725)
Marine and Environmental Research Institute. Johanna Barrett. Ecosystem Impacts on Keystone Species: Coastal Mussels Bed Loss. ($3,000)
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Paul Anderson. Costs for new graduate intern and funding round table effort of 2017 successful interviews of local fishermen. ($3,000)
Tyrone Preston. Roque Bluffs. Offshore bird monitoring. ($600)
George Stevens Academy. Sara Bushman. Wild Bee Populations in Maine Islands. ($2,468)
Dr. Harold Borns. A model for coastal erosion monitoring. ($1,510)
EMCI is thrilled to announce that the 2016 grants have been awarded! Many interesting and worthwhile proposals were submitted and we are happy to be have been able to award a total $17,100 in grants. We wish the best of luck to all applicants, and look forward to posting the progress reports of our grant recipients as they come in.
- Maine Natural History Observatory (Glen Mittelhauser) :: Vascular Plants of Washington County, support for publication. | $3,000 |
- Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District :: Marine sediment monitoring project. | $3,000 |
- Rockweed Coalition:: General support for legal case. | $2,000 |
- Beals Historical Society :: Lobster boat preservation project. | $2,000 |
- University of Maine at Machias :: Fourth Annual Roque Island Lecture on Conservation. | $2,000 |
- Lubec Landmarks Inc. :: Creation of Lubec History Film. | $2,000 |
- Washington Country Historical and Genealogical Institute :: Acquisition of computers and a printer-copier-scanner for research purposes. | $1,500 |
- Downeast Institute, Beals Island :: Clam research restoration of unproductive clam flat. | $1,000 |
- Tyrone Preston, Roque Bluffs :: Offshore bird monitoring. | $600 |
2014 has been a wonderful year for us! We just got back from the DEREN conference at the beautiful Schoodic Institute, which was a wonderful event. Great to meet people there and be part of the larger discussion about conservation and community in Eastern Maine.
Please contact us if you have questions about our grants and the programs we sponsor.