State of Maine Intergovernmental Review

Agencies and organizations that are seeking federal financial assistance to implement an activity within the State of Maine must submit application information for the Intergovernmental Review process. Requirements of IGR are also listed for individual programs in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

The IGR process in Maine:

  • Application information shall be submitted electronically using this form: www.maine.gov/economist/igr/submit.shtml
  • This information is made publically available through:
  • Reviewers of the IGR information are provided a window of time, specified in the review bulletin, during which written comments concerning the application can be sent directly to the applicant (not to OPM).
    • (Substantive and/or negative comments may require a conference among the applicant, the respondent, and a staff person from the Office of Policy and Management to resolve major points of conflict/disagreements found in the proposed project.)
  • At the end of the review period specified in the bulletin, applicants shall forward to OPM for clearinghouse record keeping any comments/questions resulting from the IGR process.
  • Letters confirming the end of the review period will be available as PDF documents in the online directory of IGR applicants.

Please note, Office of Policy and Management does not provide comments on all projects submitted for intergovernmental review. Any interested party wishing to comment will contact the applicant directly, and the applicant is responsible for forwarding these comments to Office of Policy and Management.

Special Waiver Regarding Federal Stimulus Projects

The Maine Office of Policy and Management waives intergovernmental review of any program or project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

If an applicant is asked by any granting agency to submit Form 424 for a proposal funded by the ARRA, indicate that the project has not been selected by the State for intergovernmental review.

A letter signed by the Director of the Office of Policy and Management documenting our waiver of intergovernmental review for ARRA proposals (PDF) can be found here.

Note: this waiver pertains to the pre-application comment process on proposed projects. It does not waive any other state or local statutory or regulatory requirements for such projects.