The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Trust, the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration, and the City of Annapolis. This award program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and County and City of Annapolis’ Stormwater Management Inventory and Watershed Improvement Plan, which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.
- There is a Best Management Practices (BMP) Calculator available for applicants! Nutrient and sediment loads reduced by your project can be estimated using the NEW BMP Credit Calculator: https://www.aacounty.org/departments/public-works/wprp/bmp-credit-calculator/index.html
- There is a NEW Restoration Estimator Tool, which can be used to compare general estimates for crediting potential between sites by clicking stream segments, and is located here: https://www.aacounty.org/departments/public-works/wprp/restoration-estimator/index.html
What this funds:
The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program will fund projects to reduce pollutants through the implementation of watershed restoration practices. Projects must accomplish on-the-ground restoration that treats rainwater runoff from impervious surfaces at a cost-effective price or demonstrates the accomplishment of another metric that will help the County and City meet local water quality and runoff reduction improvement goals. Applications under this award program that demonstrate sound design and cost efficiency in meeting this goal will be most competitive. To demonstrate this, applicants will be required to provide sound technical designs and project budgets as outlined in this application package.
In this grant program, there are four tracks of project types:
Track 1 projects are watershed planning projects (City of Annapolis only)
Track 2 projects are maintenance projects (City of Annapolis only)
Track 3 projects are small-scale restoration projects
Track 4 projects are large-scale restoration projects.
The Trust is committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in its award-making and environmental work. As a result, the Trust strongly encourages applications directly from underrepresented groups, and for projects that increase awareness and participation of communities that are traditionally underrepresented, such as communities of color. For a full description of the Trust’s efforts to engage under-engaged groups, see our strategic plan at www.cbtrust.org/strategic-plan and https://cbtrust.org/diversity-inclusion/.
*All applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between the Trust and the funding partner staff before applying for this opportunity. Site visits must be completed by March 1, 2024.
Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations, and more.
How much can be awarded: $15,000 to $300,000.
Implementation project location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland INCLUDING the City of Annapolis. See the RFP for guidelines for selecting an appropriate project site.
Is match required? Match is encouraged but is not required. Preference will be given to projects with cash match and/or in-kind services.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What organizations are eligible to apply in this Grant Program?
Answer: If your project is located within the City of Annapolis, any non-profit organization is welcome to apply as well as homeowner and community associations (which do not need non-profit status). If your project is located outside of City of Annapolis, applicants must be a certified 501(c) non-profit organization and can include the following: local watershed groups; Service, Youth, and Civic groups; Faith-based organizations; and Community associations and homeowners’ associations in Anne Arundel County.
Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program Virtual Information Sessions
The session for City of Annapolis projects was held Tuesday, November 7, 6-7:30 pm
The session for Anne Arundel County projects was held Tuesday November 21, 6-7:30 pm