Submission Guidelines

EMCI awards annual grants up to $3,000 for projects in scientific research, environmental conservation, and local history and culture. All submissions must relate to Eastern Maine and should meet the defined proposal requirements below.

Proposal Requirements:

  1. A cover page with the applicant’s name/email/address, a contact person and the CEO (if different), the project title, and a one-paragraph summary of the project.
  2. The following detailed sections:
    • Overview of the organization, including the mission statement.
    • Detailed project description, including a plan, methodologies, and schedule.
    • Impact and benefits of project to eastern Maine communities and the potential importance on state level.
    • Qualifications of applicant organization and key project personnel.
    • Collaboration with and support from other non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies.
    • Plan for disseminating project results and/or work products.
    • A complete budget. (Note: Indirect costs are not supported). Also, f project is multi-year, plan for future funding or self-sustainability should be outlined. Please include detailed information on other funds requested or received.
    • If applicable, attach documentation of IRS non-profit status.

Proposals should be submitted via email to [email protected] by January 15th. Proposals received after that date will not be considered.  Grant recipients will be notified in late February. All grant recipients are required to submit a written report of the project for which EMCI funds are received.