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The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards $20-30 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits and community organizations throughout the region for hands-on projects that are ensuring cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake, Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny watersheds for years to come.


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Interested in learning more about the projects we’ve supported? This interactive map showcases the awards made and provides a snapshot of our portfolio.

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The Trust’s grant-making strategies are shaped by three core objectives: environmental education, demonstration-based restoration, and community engagement. We look to these objectives as touchstones for developing our grant programs, engaging new partners, and communicating about our work.

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Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program, offering incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity, and improve local streams and rivers.

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Latest News from the Trust

January 25, 2023 in Blog

Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate: 2022 Year in Review

To improve our communities and the environment, it will take each of us to do our part! Today, we look at the impact of residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland,…
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November 10, 2022 in Blog

$7.7 Million Awarded for 36 Tree-Planting Projects in Underserved Areas Throughout Maryland.

On Monday, October 17th, the Trust celebrated the first of many tree plantings of the Urban Tree Program at a press event that was held at the Harlem and Denison…
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October 17, 2022 in News

Maryland’s Underserved Urban Communities to Receive $7.7 million for Heat Island Effect-Reducing Trees

Thirty-six underserved urban communities across Maryland are about to plant 40,000 new trees, thanks to a new effort created by the Maryland General Assembly’s Tree Solutions Now Act of 2021…
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August 22, 2022 in News

2022-2023 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class Announced

  2022-2023 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class Announced   (Annapolis, MD) August 16,2022-The Chesapeake Bay Trust, with the support of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay license plate as well as other sources,…
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