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EPA Partners with Maine DEP to Provide Technical Assistance Support, Improve Environmental and Public Health in Maine

Contact Information: 
David Deegan (
(617) 918-1017

BOSTON – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is collaborating with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) to provide free technical assistance for municipalities and businesses in Maine. This program supports environmental and public health improvements in priority program areas.

"EPA is very pleased to offer our technical expertise to Maine communities and businesses. Protecting our environment and ensuring healthy communities is accomplished far better with strong collaboration and partnership," said Alexandra Dunn, regional administrator of EPA's New England office.

EPA technical assistance is available under the following priority program areas: Brownfields Cleanups, Citizen Science, Clean Indoor Air, Community Resilience, Drinking Water Resource Planning, Emergency Preparedness, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Fairs, EPA Reporting for Small Municipalities, Federal Facilities Green Challenge, Grant Proposal Training, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Meeting Facilitation Assistance, Pollution Prevention, Recycling Sustainability, Stormwater Management, Trash Water/Marine Debris Assistance, Water Efficiency, and Waste Wise/Food Waste Challenge. Technical assistance will be granted based on achieving the greatest public health or environmental impact. 

The deadline for a municipality or business to express interest is July 31, 2018.

For further information on the area(s) of EPA/ME DEP technical assistance or to express interest, please visit