District of Columbia

Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce a recently formed partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment on the Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program.  The goals of this Request for Applications (RFA) are to protect and enhance, directly or indirectly, the District’s water bodies or watersheds.  Another goal is to create new community partners and strengthen existing relationships with community-based organizations and small businesses.  This program will support community-oriented and inspired projects that are designed to increase knowledge and lead to behavior change as it relates to watershed and stormwater-related issues.

What this does this program fund?  Activities such as educational events/workshops, installation and maintenance of runoff reducing green infrastructure, art installations, restoration of habitat, litter or pollution reduction or other project-types that meet the goals of the grant program.  Projects should be inspired and supported by the priority community within the District. See the RFA for full list of eligible project types.

Who can apply? The funding partners welcome requests from non-profit organizations, small businesses, schools and universities, government agencies, and more. See the RFA for full list of organizations.

How much can be awarded? Up to $20,000

How much is available in the program? $200,000

Is match required? In-kind and cash match is not required but can be included, if necessary, to accomplish project goals.

Grant Application Process: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system; begin by using the “Start a New Application” button to the right. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s grant manager, Bre’Anna Brooks at 410-974-2941 ext. 112 or bbrooks@cbtrust.org.

Grant Application Budget Form: Applicants are required to submit a budget using the “Community Stormwater Solutions Application Budget” spreadsheet found here.

Pre-application Workshops: The Trust will be holding workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program. Please stay tuned for information on workshops! Check back here for details or email Bre’Anna at bbrooks@cbtrust.org to be added to an email list to stay up to date on information related to the program.

Program Status: OPEN

To view the RFA, click here.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 6 pm EST

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Manage an Existing Grant

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RFA Questions & Technical Support

Bre’Anna Brooks
410-974-2941 x112