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, view how the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership is organized into committees, goal implementation teams, workgroups and action teams here.
What this funds:
- Scope 1EE: Equity and Environmental Education in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to Support Environmental Education Providers
Due to the significant operational and economic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Education Workgroup has identified an urgent need to provide financial assistance to environmental education providers. This financial assistance will provide organizations with critical support to retain staffing as their operations pivot from place-based environmental education to virtual platforms and physically distanced schoolyard programs This funding is from the CFDA # 66.466.
- Scope of Work 2: Volunteer Monitoring Support for Macroinvertebrate Sampling to Fill Chesapeake Bay Program Data Gaps
Infrastructure and equipment for volunteer monitoring groups are needed for macroinvertebrate sample collections to contribute to data gaps and to support COVID-19 considerations for sampling. This scope includes purchasing and providing equipment for macroinvertebrate sampling that will be completed by volunteer monitoring groups, developing macroinvertebrate sampling training resources, and improving the resolution of data and density of existing monitoring sites. This funding is from the CFDA # 66.466.
- Scope of Work 3: Developing Communications and Guidance on Shoreline Protection Options for Coastal Landowners
Accessible and easily understandable shoreline information is needed to help change perspective and ultimately the behavior of coastal shoreline owners. This scope includes developing content that can be used to communicate potential shoreline protection options with landowners, with an emphasis on natural and nature-based methods, including living shorelines. Improved communication is necessary to increase awareness and behavior change among coastal landowners considering shoreline modification projects, as well as shoreline management (marine) contractors that implement these projects. This funding is from the CFDA # 66.466.
Who can apply:
Scope #1EE: Non-profit organizations.
Scope #2: Both non-profit organizations AND for-profit entities
Scope #3: Both non-profit organizations AND for-profit entities
How much can be awarded:
Scope #1EE: $20,000
Scope #2: $50,000
Scope #3: $50,000
Is match required: Match is encouraged but is not required.
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, Sarah Koser at 410-974-2941, ext. 106.
Program Status: OPEN
Scope Of Work 1EE: Equity And Environmental Education In The Time Of Covid-19 To Support Environmental Education Providers (Maximum Request: $20,000)
View the RFP for Scope of Work 1EE, here.
Scope of Work 2: Volunteer Monitoring Support for Macroinvertebrate Sampling to Fill Chesapeake Bay Program Data Gaps (Maximum Request: $50,000)
Scope of Work 3: Developing Communications and Guidance on Shoreline Protection Options for Coastal Landowners (Maximum Request: $50,000)
View the RFP for Scopes of Work 2 and 3, here.
Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2020 at 4pm EST
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