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Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration

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.

Workshop: An informational VIRTUAL workshop was held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm.  Please see below for a recording of the workshop.

What is NEW this year? 

  • This grant program now accepts applications for design and watershed planning projects as well as restoration implementation projects located in the City of Annapolis!
  • There is a new 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:

[The 12/8/21 Workshop will review how to use the calculator]

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 three categories of project types:

Category 1 projects are watershed planning projects (City of Annapolis only)

Category 2 projects are small-scale restoration projects

Category 3 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 and

*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 February 28, 2022.

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.

Program Status: CLOSED

To view the last RFP, click here.

Pre-Application Site Visit Deadline was: February 28, 2022

Application Deadline was: March 17, 2022 at 4pm EST

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Grant Questions & Technical Support

Sarah Koser
(410) 974-2941 x 106

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