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The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits and community organizations throughout the region for hands-on projects that are ensuring a cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake watershed for years to come.

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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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Rain Check Rebate

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.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce a grant opportunity available in partnership with Queen Annes County Government to fund projects that both improve communities and improve local natural resources like green spaces, parks, tree canopy, water bodies, and more within the County. Join us on July 29th to learn about the variety of permissible project types, funding available and how to apply. Please R.S.V.P. here: http://bit.ly/2XDpjhX

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce a grant opportunity available in partnership with Queen Anne's County Government to fund projects that both improve communities and improve local natural resources like green spaces, parks, tree canopy, water bodies, and more within the County. Join us on July 29th to learn about the variety of permissible project types, funding available and how to apply. Please R.S.V.P. here: bit.ly/2XDpjhX ... See MoreSee Less

Latest News from the Trust

June 28, 2019 in Blog

Elementary School Leads the Way in Stormwater Management

By Shannon Taylor Chesapeake Bay Trust Summer Intern With large campuses full of green fields for kids to play in, elementary schools such as James Craik Elementary School (JCES), are…
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June 27, 2019 in Blog

Students Perform Investigations and Implement Projects on Campus to Keep Our Rivers Clean

Freshwater streams and rivers are a valuable resource to us all, providing drinking water and places to swim, fish, and canoe. Unfortunately, only about 10% of Maryland's waterways are in…
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June 25, 2019 in Blog

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Profile: Connor Liu & The Nature Conservancy

We’re showcasing the unique experience of participating in the Chesapeake Conservation Corps by sharing profiles of Corps member of the 2018-2019 cohort along with information on their host site and…
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June 19, 2019 in Blog

Meet the Staff Behind the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate program staff, Bre'Anna Brooks and Janina Jones. This program provides homeowners, businesses, and…
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