Outreach and Restoration Grant Program


The Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Charles County, the City of Annapolis, the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Salisbury, Harford County, Howard County, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration. Learn more about this partnership.

This grant program encourages outreach, community engagement activities, and on-the-ground restoration projects that increase knowledge, change behavior, and accelerate stewardship of natural resources that involve residents in restoring local green spaces, waterways, and natural resources.

Watch the video below for a recording of a webinar held by the Chesapeake Bay Trust on June 3, 2021 for interested applicants to learn more about the grant program, hear from past awardees and their project success, and discuss project ideas.

What this funds: This grant program welcomes applications for projects in the state of Maryland. Applicants can request funds from one of the following tracks.

  • Track 1: Outreach/Knowledge Building Projects (up to $30,000)
  • Track 2: Behavior Change Projects (up to $50,000)
  • Track 3: Restoration Projects (up to $50,000)
  • Track 4: Outreach and Restoration Projects (up to $75,000)

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community and homeowner associations, faith-based organizations, and more. See the RFP for full list of organizations.

Is match required? Match is encouraged but not required.

Previous Awarded Projects:

View Partnerships and Projects OverviewFY20 AwardsFY21 Awards

Program Status: CLOSED

To view the RFP, click here.

Deadline was: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4pm EDT

Manage an Existing Award



For outreach/knowledge building and behavior change projects and City of Baltimore and Harford County partner jurisdictions, contact:

Joe Toolan
410-974-2941 x116

For restoration projects and Charles County, City of Annapolis, City of Gaithersburg, City of Salisbury, Howard County, and Maryland Port Administration partner jurisdictions, contact:

Nguyen Le
410-974-2941 x110

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