Outreach and Restoration Grant Program


Watch the video below for a recording of a virtual workshop held by the Chesapeake Bay Trust on June 16th, 2020 for interested applicants to learn more about the grant program. In this video we provide an overview of the grant program, eligible project types, and application process. We also provided an opportunity for a Q&A with attendees.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, Charles County, Harford County, Howard County, the City of Gaithersburg, and the City of Salisbury, 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 and homeowner 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.

Program Status: CLOSED

To view the RFP, click here.

Deadline was: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 4pm EDT

Manage an Existing Award



Outreach and Behavior Change Projects (Or City of Baltimore and Harford County)
Bre’Anna Brooks
410-974-2941, x112

Restoration Projects (Or City of Gaithersburg, City of Salisbury, Charles County, or Howard County)
Nguyen Le
410-974-2941, x110

If you are applying for a grant in one of the following locations, please watch the applicable webinar or download the PDF for additional information on the application process and criteria specific to your location.

Baltimore City

Charles County

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City of Gaithersburg

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Harford County

Howard County

City of Salisbury

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