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Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3)

        

The Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program is funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. This grant program supports design and implementation of green streets, community greening, and urban tree canopy projects that enhance livability in cities and communities, in addition to white papers that address these topics. The goal of this grant program is to help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, improve the health of local waters and the Chesapeake Bay, and enhance quality of life and community livability. This collaborative effort supports implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order and serves as a key component of EPA’s Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Partnership. The G3 Partnership provides support for local, grassroots greening efforts to reduce stormwater runoff from towns and communities in urbanized watersheds.

What this funds: This program can support projects within the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of EPA Region III. This includes the entire state of Maryland and portions of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Virginia. Use the map below or use this kmz file of the Chesapeake Bay watershed boundary in Google Earth to determine if your project location is eligible, or contact us for assistance.

Applicants can request funds from the following project tracks. View the RFP for detailed information.

  • Track 1: Conceptual Plans for Green Streets/Green Infrastructure Projects (generally less than $15,000)
  • Track 2: Engineered Designs for Green Streets/Green Infrastructure Projects (generally less than $30,000)
  • Track 3: Implementation/Construction of Green Streets/Green Infrastructure Projects (generally less than $150,000)
  • Track 4: Community Greening (generally less than $50,000)
  • Track 5: White Papers (generally less than $20,000)
  • Track 6: Green Street Charrette/Technical Planning Assistance

Who can apply: Local governments such as municipalities, non-profit organizations, neighborhood/community associations, and other nonprofit entities.

Is match required? Match is encouraged but not required.

Application Process: Grant applications are submitted through an online system. Click the “Get Started” button to access the online application.

Review Process: All applications go through a Technical Review Committee composed of external subject matter experts. The technical team reviews the proposals based on the evaluation criteria outlined in the RFP.

G3 Implementation Project Calculator: Applicants applying for  implementation/construction projects will be asked to use the G3 Implementation Project Calculator spreadsheet to show the breakdown of Green Infrastructure costs. Click the button below to download the spreadsheet.

Download the G3 Implementation Project Calculator Spreadsheet (Excel .xlsx)

Pollutant Load Reduction Calculator: The Green Stormwater Infrastructure siMple Pollutant Load reduction Estimator was developed to help Chesapeake Bay communities more easily and consistently estimate the water quality benefits of proposed stormwater retrofit and community greening projects. The tool is an easy-to-use spreadsheet that is consistent with the pollutant loading rates and load reduction efficiencies used in the Chesapeake Bay Model. It allows users to estimate pollutant load reductions from individual projects as well as to compare a suite of candidate projects based on factors such as cost-effectiveness, pollutant load reduction, maintenance burden, and constructability.

Download the Pollutant Load Reduction Calculator

2019 Green Streets Forum Materials: Click the button below to access a Google Drive folder that contains copies of the presentations, including tips for grant writing, examples of previous projects, and ideas for project design.

View the Google Drive Folder

Program Status: OPEN

Deadline: March 8, 2023 at 4PM EST

Click Here to View the Request for Proposals (RFP)

Watch a Recording of Our Information Session

We held a virtual information session on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 5pm to 6:30pm EST on Zoom. During the session, we discussed eligible project types, the application process, and resources for applicants.

Click Here to View a Recording of the Virtual Information Session
Click Here to View a Summary Document of the Information Session Questions and Answers
Click Here to View the Slides from the Virtual Information Session

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Contact

Nguyen Le
nle@cbtrust.org
410-974-2941 x110

Schedule a meeting with Nguyen at https://calendly.com/nle_cbtrust

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By the Numbers

14,000,000
Awarded Amount
25,000,000
Matching Leverage Funds
39,000,000
Total Impact
245
Projects Awarded
228,500
Square Feet of Bioretention Installed
96,000
Native Plants and Trees Planted
15,000
Volunteers Engaged

Interactive Map

Explore the interactive map below to learn about projects funded through this grant program. You may also view a full screen version of this map, here.

List of Awards and Project Fact Sheets

Learn more about projects funded through this grant program by reading fact sheets about each project. Project fact sheets are uploaded when projects are completed, and this chart is not comprehensive. Fact sheets can be sorted by organization, year awarded, jurisdiction, award amount, project type, or by title.

Award NumberOrganization NameYear AwardedJurisdictionAward AmountProject TypeProject TitleProject Fact Sheet
10653Town of Bladensburg2010Maryland$14,975Concept PlanTown of BladensburgClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
10655City of College Park2010, 2014Maryland$35,000Engineering DesignRhode Island Avenue Green Street and Hollywood Gateway Wind and Weather Park ProjectsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
10657City of Hyattsville2010Maryland$35,000Concept PlanUniversity Hills Green Streets ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
10659City of Mount Rainier2010Maryland$35,000Engineering DesignBuchanan Street Rain Garden DesignClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
10662Belair - Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. 2010Maryland$31,320Concept PlanErdman Avenue Green Street DesignClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11396Belair - Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.2012Maryland$34,950Engineering DesignBelair - Edison Main Street Green Streets Construction DrawingsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11397American Rivers2012Pennsylvania$20,000CharretteBenefitting from Green Infrastructure in York, PA: A Look at Costs, Funding, and FinancingClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11399Southeast Community Development Corporation2012Maryland$65,972Community GreeningBuilding Bio-Retention Areas in the Harris Creek WatershedClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11412Town of Ashland2012Virginia$25,000ImplementationLID Retrofit for the Ashland Municipal Parking LotClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11415Housing Initiative Partnership2012Maryland$35,000Engineering Design and ImplementationNew East CrossingClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11417Water Environment Federation2012Chesapeake Bay Watershed Wide$10,000White PaperSupporting LID CompetitionsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11422Town of Delmar2012Delaware and Maryland$18,950Engineering Design and ImplementationWalnut Street Reconstruction and Streetscape ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11423Town of Forest Heights2012Maryland$55,000ImplementationTown of Forest Heights Green Streets, Green jobs, Green Town Demonstration SiteClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11905City of Cambridge2013Maryland$75,000Engineering DesignCambridge Gateway Green InfrastructureClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11908Borough of Northumberland 2013Pennslyvania$30,000Concept PlanLiberty Hollow Stormwater ImprovementsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
11913Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)2013Washington, D.C.$95,000ImplementationA Green "O"vation Project (Ecological Restoration and Re-opening of O Street)Click to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
12115Civic Works, Inc2013Maryland$50,000Community GreeningReal Food Farm - Perlman PlaceClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
12435City of Cambridge2014Maryland$399,560ImplementationCambridge Gateway Green InfrastructureClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
12445City of College Park2014Maryland$80,960ImplementationRhode Island Avenue Green Street and Hollywood Gateway Wind and Weather Park ProjectsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
12475University of Maryland College Park2014Maryland$45,566Community GreeningBranch Avenue Urban Garden ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13895Town of Bath2016West Virginia$20,000ImplementationA Bath for the DayClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13897City of Salisbury2016Maryland$75,000ImplementationCity of Salisbury Main Street MasterplanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13898Town of Edmonston2016Maryland$74,720ImplementationHelping the Chesapeake’s Water Quality by Creating a Green Street that Will Create Green JobsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13900Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
2016Pennsylvania$29,760ImplementationHarrisburg Building Acquisition and Expansion ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13902Town of Burkittsville2016Maryland$24,942Town Master PlanBurkittsville Green Street and Stormwater Master PlanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13903County of Blair2016Pennsylvania$66,825ImplementationBlair County Emergency Services Parking Improvement Enhancements Utilizing Green InfrastructureClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13904James River Association2016Virginia$29,995Concept PlanIntegrating the Flow of People and Water in BellemeadeClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13905Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.
2016Maryland$49,955ImplementationShowcasing Green Infrastructure at an Urban Nature SanctuaryClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13916Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County2016Pennsylvania$30,000ImplementationThe Carlisle Urban Stormwater Park (CUSP) ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13917Parks and People Foundation2016Maryland$18,199Concept PlanA “Green Street” Concept for Reisterstown Road in MondawminClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13919Southeast Community Development Corporation
2016Maryland$75,000ImplementationConnecting Tree Canopies in HighlandtownClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13920Borough of Chambersburg2016Pennsylvania$115,269ImplementationRhodes Drive Reconstruction and Stormwater BMP Implementation ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13925Town of Capitol Heights2016Maryland$30,000Implementation and Engineered DesignTown of Capitol Heights Master PlanChambers Ave Green Street
Click to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
13927Blue Water Baltimore2016Maryland$50,000ImplementationImproving Tree Health and Canopy in Deep Blue NeighborhoodsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14977Town of Easton2017Maryland$6,847Community GreeningTown of Easton Street Tree Planting ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14980Prince George's County2017Maryland$50,000ImplementationMorningside and University Park Green Retrofit ProjectsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14982Druid Heights Community Development Corporation2017Maryland$50,700Community GreeningDruid Heights Urban Renewal CommunityClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14985ShoreRivers2017Maryland$22,284Community GreeningGreensboro Tree Initiative: Phase IIClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14987The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region2017Pennsylvania$50,000ImplementationThe Salvation Army Harrisburg Building Acquisition and Expansion ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
14991Canton Canopy2017Maryland$18,050Community GreeningCanton Canopy Tree Pit Creation Fall 2017-Spring 2018Click to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15964Town of Laurel2018Delaware$10,000Concept PlanDunbar Building Concept PlanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15965Town of Easton2018Maryland$8,058Community GreeningTown of Easton Street Tree Planting ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15966Pocomoke City2018Maryland$13,500Concept PlanPocomoke City Green Street PlanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15969River Stewards2018Pennsylvania $9,350White PaperBringing the Blueprint for One Water to Pennsylvania – a White Paper Case Study of the Spring Creek WatershedClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15970City of Annapolis2018Maryland$15,000Concept PlanGreen Infrastructure Plan for Historic Downtown AnnapolisClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15972Hood College2018Maryland$65,136ImplementationThe Frederick Food Security Network Greening ProjectClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15973Canton Canopy2018Maryland$19,138ImplementationCanton Canopy Tree Pit Creation Fall 2018-Spring 2019Click to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15975Town of Bath2018West Virginia$42,000ImplementationA Bath for the Bay Part Two: Rinse and RepeatClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15976National Wildlife Federation2018Maryland$66,451Community GreeningA Green Street in Druid Heights - McCulloh StreetClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15977Hanover Borough2018Pennsylvania $15,000Concept PlanBorough of Hanover Streetscape Design and Beautification PlanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15978Borough of Marietta2018Pennsylvania$15,000Concept PlanGreen Stormwater Infrastructure Strategies Concept Plan DevelopmentClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15979City of Portsmouth2018Virginia$30,000Engineered DesignCourt Street Green StreetClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15983ShoreRivers2018Maryland$52,928Community GreeningGreening Urban Vacant Lots - Cambridge Neighborhood RevitalizationClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15984The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
2018Washington, D.C.$75,000CharretteState of Stormwater Infrastructure ForumClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15985Capital Trees
2018Virginia$75,000ImplementationCapital Trees' Low Line Project in Richmond, VAClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15986Adkins Arboretum2018Maryland$75,000ImplementationAdkins Arboretum Parking Lot Alive!Click to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15987Environmental Law Institute2018Washington, D.C. $20,000White PaperStrategies for Leveraging Capital Infrastructure Projects to Programmatically Incorporate Green Streets Elements into the Public Right-of-WayClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15988Town of North East2018Maryland$13,400Concept PlanStormwater Management Plan for Downtown North East, MDClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15993James River Association2018Virginia$30,000Engineered Design Plan4833 Old Main StreetClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
15998Restore Mass Ave2018Washington, D.C.$30,000Engineered Design PlanTree Plaza Stormwater Connections for Dupont Circle in the District of ColumbiaClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16000Blue Water Baltimore2018Maryland$58,830Community GreeningSupporting Community Development through Green Streets in the Belair-Edison NeighborhoodClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16003City of Lancaster2018Pennsylvania $30,000Engineered Design PlanGreen Infrastructure at Culliton ParkClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16352National Municipal Stormwater Alliance2018Virginia$100,000CharretteSupport for Innovations in MS4 Sector Regarding Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships, Smart Green Corridors, Stormwater Pond Challenges/Solutions, Public Outreach and Messaging, and a National-Level Report Card for StormwaterClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16353Potomac Riverkeeper Network
2018Virginia$100,000CharretteShenandoah Valley Clean Water CollaborationClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16366The Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) Workforce Opportunity Regional Center and Services, Inc. (WORCS)2018West Virginia$63,000BiocharMid-Atlantic Biochar InitiativeClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16668Water Environment Federation2019Virginia$119,304CharretteSupport for Innovative Approaches and Clean Water Technologies for Resilient RedevelopmentClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16669National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
2019Virginia$249,700CharretteSupport for Promotion and Refinement of Community-Based Public-Private Partnership (CBP3) Program Approach, Recognition of MS4s Employing High-Value Green Infrastructure Programs; Support for NextGen Redevelopment Technologies and Approaches Through WorksClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16958Mount Clare Community Council2019Maryland$7,511Community GreeningVacant Lot Greening and BeautificationClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16959Baltimore Tree Trust2019Maryland$50,000Community GreeningTrees for Public HealthClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16960Center for Watershed Protection2019Maryland$16,209Engineered DesignBioretention Design for Center for Sustainable Careers CampusClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16964Borough of Marietta
2019Pennsylvania $29,995Engineered DesignMarietta Borough - Front Street Green Street Design and EngineeringClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16965City of Lancaster2019Pennsylvania$15,000Concept PlanLancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA) Green Master PlanClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16968City of Martinsburg2019West Virginia$30,000Engineered DesignEngineered Design - ReGrowing Green City of MartinsburgClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16969The 6th Branch2019Maryland$37,767Vacant Lot Master PlanMaster Plan for the Broadway East Greening InitiativeClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16971Bon Secours Unity Properties
2019Maryland$29,885Engineered DesignEngineered Design: Stormwater Management Features, Splash and Community Park in West BaltimoreClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16973Rock Creek Conservancy2019Maryland$18,295White PaperGreen Paper: Community Engagement, Maintenance, and Workforce DevelopmentClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16984James River Association2019Virginia$161,111ImplementationBellemeade Green Street in Richmond, VirginiaClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)

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16985Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development
2019Maryland$35,453Community GreeningGreening Communities – Oliver Community Urban Canopy CampaignClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16990Town of Laurel2019Delaware$49,625Engineered Design PlanDunbar Building Implementation
16993Neighborhood Design Center
2019Maryland$15,000Concept PlanConceptual Plan for Windom Road Green StreetClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16994Sandtown South Neighborhood Alliance
2019Maryland$2,742Community GreeningGreening urban vacant lots- Small Street Flower Farm of Sandtown/WinchesterClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
16995Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.
2019Maryland$68,067ImplementationStormwater Pavers at Woodend SanctuaryClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
17161Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County
2019Pennsylvania$50,000Watershed Report CardChiques Creek Watershed - Green Infrastructure Report CardClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
17373Tetra Tech2019Virginia$18,939CharretteConsultant Services for a Facilitator for a Green Streets ForumClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
18223Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Dept. of Planning, Baltimore Green Network
2020Maryland$27,768Engineered DesignCreating a Ribbon of Green to Protect the Chesapeake BayClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
18224Town of Barnseville2020Maryland$14,960Concept PlanBarnesville Stormwater Management Concept DesignClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
18227ShoreRivers2020Maryland$100,000ImplementationGreening the Washington College Campus: Inaugural Stormwater RetrofitsClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
18231Civic Works2020Maryland$45,000Community GreeningWest Baltimore Vacant Lot GreeningClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)
18236City of Portsmouth2020Virginia$30,000Engineered DesignEngineered Design for Water Street Green Street and ParkClick to view project fact sheet (.pdf)

The Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant ensures that we are able to fully implement the green infrastructure components of our streetscape plan, which are so important to our residents. These projects enhance and beautify the heart of our historic district, while managing stormwater and supporting a healthy environment. We are thrilled that our historic town can be a showcase for the value of green infrastructure and the power of incorporating ‘green’ into gray infrastructure capital improvement projects.

Scott MerkiMayor, Town of Bath
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