Goal Implementation Team Initiative

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has been designated to receive federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Initiative. The work funded by this initiative advances outcomes identified in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Each year, certain outcomes are chosen by the Chesapeake Bay Program as top priorities to address, and these stretch across all Goal Implementation Teams (GIT) and workgroups.

For more information about the initiative: GIT Funding Newsletter

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Program: www.chesapeakebay.net


What this funds: Consultant services to provide technical assistance to support Chesapeake Bay Program goals and outcomes. Specific outcomes from several management goals are identified as top priorities and are listed in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Who can apply: Both not-for-profit entities (academic institutions, non-profit organizations) and for-profit entities are permitted to apply.

How much can be awarded: A maximum bid amount is listed for each scope of work included in the RFP.

Is match required: Match is encouraged but is not required.

Program Status: This opportunity is currently open. To view the RFP, click here. 

Application Process: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s applications are all submitted though an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s manager, Hannah Martin at 410-974-2941, ext. 114. Click here to review a summary of questions received from potential bidders and responses. This summary will be updated as questions are received up to August 11, 2017. 

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Projects funded to date and access to final reports:

Sustainable Fisheries GIT

Protect and Restore Vital Habitats GIT

Protect and Restore Water Quality GIT

  • Summarizing potential benefits of nutrient and sediment practices to reduce toxic contaminants (FY14)
  • Quantify BMP Impact on each Management Strategy (FY15)
  • Targeted Outreach Tools for Fish Consumption Advisories in Diverse Chesapeake Bay Communities (FY15)
  • Assessing Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Benefits (FY16)
  • Development of Chesapeake Bay Technology Assessment Protocol for Manufactured Stormwater Treatment Devices (FY16)
  • Assessing Benefits of Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Control Upgrades on Toxic Contaminants (FY16)

Maintain Healthy Watersheds GIT

Foster Chesapeake Stewardship GIT

  • Development of baseline indicator of citizen stewardship (FY14)
  • Metrics finalization and state implementation plans/Environmental literacy planning (FY14)
  • Leveraging local lessons / Development of a crowd sourced database as part of the Chesapeake Network to promote shared outreach and marketing case studies, results, and materials (FY14)
  • Phase II: Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (FY15)
  • Public Access Data Quality Assurance and Application Integration (FY15)
  • Promoting Meaningful Stormwater Mitigation on Urban/Suburban School Grounds (FY16)
  • Phase III: Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (FY16)
  • Environmental Justice Screen (FY16)

Enhance Partnering and Leadership GIT

Scientific, Assessment, and Reporting Team – Climate Resiliency Workgroup

  • Cross-Goal Climate Resiliency Analysis and Decision-Making Matrix and Implementation Methodology (FY15)
  • Development of Climate Change Indicators and Metrics for the Chesapeake Bay Program (FY16)