Goal Implementation Team Initiative Projects

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 program visit the GIT main page.

Awarded projects funded from Fiscal Year 2014 to today and access to final reports are below. Projects without links to final report are still in progress.

Sustainable Fisheries GIT

Forage Fish Indicator/Metric Development (#12900)
Award Amount: $49,000
Project Start Date: 5/7/2015
Status: Completed 1/29/2016

Drivers of Forage Population Trends and Consumption patterns  (#13663)
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Start date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 6/27/2018

Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (#12897)
Award Amount: $81,293
Project Start Date: 5/7/2015
Status: Completed 4/3/2019

Striped Bass Health Indicator Development
Award Amount: $39,200
Project Start Date: 5/7/2015
Status: Completed 9/30/2015

Shell/habitat dynamics in oyster restoration and fishery management and Oyster Mortality Playbook (#14577)
Award Amount: $59,999
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: Completed 7/30/19

Evaluation of environmental factors influencing blue crab populations (#14583)
Award Amount: $49,589.41
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: Completed 7/24/19

Establishing a Shoreline Condition Metric or Threshold  (#15765)
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Start Date: 6/7/2018
Status: In Progress

Development of a Long-Term Oyster Monitoring Plan (#15794)
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Habitat GIT

Culvert Assessments for Fish Passage in Priority Watersheds Report (#13671)
Award Amount: $44,997.28
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 4/3/2017

Development of Citizen Scientist Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring Protocol/Manual and Training/Certification Program

Video Training (#15791)
Award Amount: $24,954
Project Start Date: 5/16/2018
Status: Completed 12/31/2018

Development of a decision support tool to inform black duck wintering habitat delivery goals taking current and future landscape conditions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed into consideration (#13672)
Award Amount: $49,990
Project Start Date: 3/9/2016
Status: Completed on 12/21/2016

Watershed group and Citizen Monitoring of Fish Habitat/SAV (#14571)
Award Amount: $51,217.70
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: Completed 4/19/2018

Increasing landowner participation in wetland restoration programs – information access and program cross-training (#15067)
Award Amount: $45,952.94
Project Start Date: 6/1/2017
Status: Completed on 12/5/2018

Accelerate wetland restoration in support of WIPs / GIT integration (#13013)
Award Amount: $48,982.50
Project Start Date: 3/20/2015
Status: Completed 11/4/2015

Updates to the Chesapeake Fish Passage Tool (#14587)
Award Amount: $69,269
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Assessing Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Benefits (#15367)
Award Amount: $63,000
Project Start Date: 10/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Targeted Outreach for Wetland Protection and Restoration (#15769)
Award Amount: $74,977
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Review of Statutes and Regulations that Protect Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay (#15770)
Award Amount: $24,750
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Development of Citizen Scientist Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring Protocol/Manual and Training/Certification Program  (#15791)
Award Amount: $24,954
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Water Quality GIT

Quantify BMP Impact on each Management Strategy (#13654)
Award Amount: $89,949
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 6/16/2017

Targeted Outreach Tools for Fish Consumption Advisories in Diverse Chesapeake Bay Communities  (#13661)
Award Amount: $49,999
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 12/31/2017

Assessing Benefits of Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Control Upgrades on Toxic Contaminants (#14564)
Award Amount: $39,833
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Development of Chesapeake Bay Technology Assessment Protocol for Manufactured Stormwater Treatment Devices (#14588)
Award Amount: $43,780
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Feasibility Study for Voluntary Phase-Out of PCBs in Current Use (#15758)
Award Amount: $39,915
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: Completed 7/26/19

Integrating monitoring, modeling and trends analyses to inform management decisions (#15762)
Award Amount: $74,918
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Crafting Guidance for Enhanced Treatment by Roadside Ditch Management Practices (#15781)
Award Amount: $59,923
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: Completed 2/6/2019

Maintain Healthy Watersheds GIT

Evaluation of Land Use policy options, incentives and planning tools to reduce the rate of conversion of agricultural lands, forest and wetland (#13670)
Award Amount: $66,077
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 7/18/2017

Healthy Watersheds Forest/TMDL Project Phase II (#13664)
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 8/8/2017

Identification of Additional Healthy Watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed portion of West Virginia (#12911)
Award Amount: $34,784
Project Start Date: 3/24/2015
Status: Completed 2/9/2016

Methodology for Developing High-Resolution Stream and Water Body Data Sets for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (#14591)
Award Amount: $74,997
Project Start Date: 2/22/2017
Status: Completed6/30/2018

Methodology for developing high-resolution stream and waterbody datasets for the Chesapeake Bay watershed (#14591)
Award Amount: $74,997
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

RFP 3 Preliminary State-Identified Healthy Watersheds Vulnerability Assessments for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (RFP 1 and 2 – Back Creek Watershed Demo- Getting Water Off of the Road) (#15365)
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Start Date: 10/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Healthy Watersheds TMDL Forest/Conserved Lands Retention Study: Phase III (#15773)
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Foster Chesapeake Stewardship GIT

Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (#12909)
Award Amount: $69,903.57
Project Start date: 2/1/2015
Status: Completed 3/16/2018

MWEE Guide 2.0 (#15759)
Award Amount: $37,841
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: Completed on 9/10/2018

Public Access Data Quality Assurance and Application Integration  (#13666)
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 6/27/2018

Phase III: Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (#14572)
Award Amount: $112,000
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: Completed 6/19/2018

Environmental Justice Screen (#14570)
Award Amount: $29,722
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Promoting Meaningful Stormwater Mitigation on Urban/Suburban School Grounds (#14573)
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Implementation Support for Chesapeake Bay Program Cultural Competency, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Capacity Building, Training and Tools Development (#15771)
Award Amount: $74,927
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Interactive Online Tool for Citizen Stewardship Data Use and Analysis (#15777)
Award Amount: $49,828
Project Start Date: 4/1/2018
Status: In Progress

Enhance Partnering, Leadership and Management GIT

Designing a Watershed Education Program for Local Elected Officials (#13655)
Award Amount: $73,842
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 12/15/2017

Assessment of Local Leadership Development Programs (#12906)
Award Amount: $19,600
Project Start Date: 2/1/2015
Status: Completed 4/3/2019

Implementation Support for Local Official Watershed Education and Capacity Building (#14585)
Award Amount: $49,085
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting (STAR)

Cross-Goal Climate Resiliency Analysis and Decision-Making Matrix and Implementation Methodology (#13668)
Award Amount: $77,663.12
Project Start Date: 3/1/2016
Status: Completed 7/12/2018

Summarizing potential benefits of nutrient and sediment practices to reduce toxic contaminants
Award Amount: $49,000
Project Start Date: Unavailable
Status: Completed on 1/12/2016

Development of Climate Change Indicators and Metrics for the Chesapeake Bay Program (#14578)
Award Amount: $74,445
Project Start Date: 2/1/2017
Status: In Progress

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Climate Data and Mapping Repository and Summary (#15768)
Award Amount: $29,720
Project Start Date: 3/1/2018
Status: Completed 7/26/19