Community Engagement Mini Grant

The Mini Grants Program for Community Engagement is designed to engage Maryland residents in activities that enhance communities, engage residents, and improve natural resources.

What this funds: Activities such as tree plantings, rain gardens, stream cleanups, and storm drain stenciling. To see a longer list of potential projects, read the full RFP. Please note the RFP has changed from previous years so please read for updates.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. The Trust seeks to engage groups that have traditionally been under-engaged with environmental issues but also new applicants and organizations from a diverse array of communities. Only applicants who have received three grants or fewer from the Trust in the past are eligible to apply. See RFP for full list of organizations and details.

How much can be awarded: Up to $5,000.

Is match required? Match is encouraged, but not required.

Deadline: Opportunities for Connecter Groups (contractors to provide outreach services) and Mentor Organizations will be available in May 2017. The mini grant program RFP and application will open at the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, 2017.

Program Status

This grant program is currently closed. To view the RFP, click here.

Grant Application Process

The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s grant manager, Bre’Anna Brooks at 410-974-2941 ext. 112. *Please note: The Trust’s grant system works best in Internet Explorer, especially when uploading documents.*

If would like assistance with your Mini Community Engagement Grant Proposal, the Trust is offering a Mentorship Program. Please click here to learn about the program.

Example Projects

Rock Creek Conservancy
South River Federation
Baltimore Tree Trust
Hillmeade HOA
National Aquarium
Towson Unitarian

Manage an Existing Grant

Manage an existing grant or continue an application

Questions & Technical Support

Bre’Anna Brooks
410-974-2941 x112