Outreach and Restoration


The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, the Charles County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, the City of Gaithersburg, and Howard County, is pleased to announce that the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is now open. This grant program encourages outreach and community engagement activities that increase stewardship ethic of natural resources and on-the-ground restoration activities that demonstrate restoration techniques and engage Maryland citizens in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. This grant program funds projects in partner areas as well as throughout Maryland.

What this funds:

Application Tracks – Applicants can request funds from one of the following tracks:

Track 1: Outreach:
up to $30,000 for projects focused on education and awareness as project outcomes

up to $50,000 for behavior change projects.

Track 2: Restoration:
up to $50,000 for implementation projects

Track 3: Outreach and Restoration:
up to $75,000 for projects that combine restoration and outreach elements to measurably build knowledge within the community served.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. See RFP for full list of organizations. This grant program funds projects in partner areas as well as throughout Maryland.

Is match required? Match is encouraged but not required.

Deadline: The deadline for this program is Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Program Status: This grant program is currently OPEN. To view the RFP, click here.

Grant Application Process: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Bre’Anna Brooks  at 410-974-2941, x112 or Abbi Huntzinger at 410-974-2941, x106.

Example Projects

Sudbrook Magnet MS
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Port Tobacco River Conservancy
Anacostia Watershed Society
South River Federation
West Rhode Riverkeeper
Annapolis Harbour Center Stream and Wetland Restoration
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
4STEPS Therapeutic Riding Program

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Questions & Technical Support

Bre’Anna Brooks
410-974-2941, x112

Abbi Huntzinger
410-974-2941, x106