Water Source Development Grant

Currently, there are no grant application requests for proposals for new water source developments for agricultural entities. Contact John Harker at john.harker@maine.gov to be put on a list for future solicitations.

The Division utilizes state and federal dollars to research the needs of farmers for water sources and irrigation. The Division administers bonds to fund a water source development program to help farmers build water sources to mitigate drought. The legislature has established four bond issues since 2001 to assist in new source development totaling $5.5 million dollars. The Division manages these funds and has funded over $5.3 million to develop 179 projects for new water sources for farms. The program has protected over 11 thousand acres of farmland with crop value of over $33 Million.