Grants available for community engagement projects that help restore Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, the Charles County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, the City of Gaithersburg, and Howard County, is pleased to announce that the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is now open.

This grant program encourages outreach and community engagement activities that increase stewardship ethic of natural resources and on-the-ground restoration activities that demonstrate restoration techniques and engage Maryland citizens in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. This grant program funds projects in partner areas as well as throughout Maryland.

Applicants can request funds from one of the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Outreach:
    up to $30,000 for projects focused on education and awareness as project outcomes
  • up to $50,000 for behavior change projects.
  • Track 2: Restoration:
    up to $50,000 for implementation projects
  • Track 3: Outreach and Restoration:
    up to $75,000 for projects that combine restoration and outreach elements to measurably build knowledge within the community served.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. See RFP for full list of organizations. This grant program funds projects in partner areas as well as throughout Maryland.

Match is encouraged but not required.

Deadline: The deadline for this program is Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Photo of Chesapeake Bay via Adobe Stock.

See Outreach and Restoration Grant Program website.

View complete RFP (PDF).

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