Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration

The Anne Arundel County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a grant program to support watershed restoration projects and programs throughout Anne Arundel County. This 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 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.

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 meet local water quality and runoff reduction improvement goals. Applications under this grant 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.

The Trust is committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in its grant-making and environmental work. As a result, the Trust strongly encourages grant 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, please see our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan at

*All applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding. The deadline for pre-application site visit scheduling is Tuesday, December 31, 2019; site visits must be held by February 14, 2020.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations, and more.

How much can be awarded: $20,000 to $300,000. Larger awards are possible with prior approval from the Trust.

Implementation project location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland excluding the City of Annapolis. Click here 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.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): The MOU is an agreement signed between the Grantee and the County and is customized for each project. Click here for a sample MOU, although the terms of this sample MOU could change based upon the project type

Program Status: CLOSED

To view the RFP, click here.

Pre-Application Site Visit Scheduling Deadline was: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (must hold site visit by February 14, 2020)

Application Deadline was: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4pm EDT

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Sarah Koser
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