Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Support

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: 

This year, there are twelve (12) scopes of work identified as priority projects.  This funding is from the CFDA # 66.466.  Offerors may bid on one or more of the following scopes:

Scope # FFY20 Scope Title Maximum Bid Amount
Scope of Work 1: Public Access Research – Benefits and Barriers Across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed $75,000
Scope of Work 2: Chesapeake Bay Program Social Science Assessment and Integration Road Map Development $75,000
Scope of Work 3: Maintaining Forests in Stream Corridor Restoration and Sharing Lessons Learned $90,000
Scope of Work 4: Planning for Clean Water – Local Government Workshops $70,000
Scope of Work 5: Management Approaches to Reduce Stressors of Stream Health $47,500
Scope of Work 6: Modeling Climate Impacts on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in the Chesapeake Bay $75,000
Scope of Work 7: Forage Indicator Development – Using Environmental Drivers to Assess Forage Status $60,000
Scope of Work 8: Synthesis of Shoreline, Sea Level Rise, and Marsh Migration Data for Wetland Restoration Targeting $72,500
Scope of Work 9: Methods to Integrate Co-Benefits of Toxic Contaminant Reduction into Decision-Making Tools $56,000
Scope of Work 10: Developing Standards and Metrics to Target the Conservation of “Green Spaces” in Underrepresented and Low-Income Urban and Rural Communities $70,000
Scope of Work 11: Cultivating and Strengthening Partnerships with Underrepresented Stakeholders $65,000
Scope of Work 12: Development of Cost-Effective Methods to Measure Site-Specific Denitrification Rates for Proposed Oyster Restoration Best Management Practices $80,000

Who can apply: Both non-profit organizations AND for-profit entities

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: CLOSED

View the RFP, here.

Deadline was: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4pm EST

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Sarah Koser
410-974-2941 x106