Outreach and Restoration Grant Program


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.

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.

Program Overview Webinar

Please watch this short webinar (under 22 minutes) to hear more about the program, example project types, and application tips and tricks.

Program Status: CLOSED

To view the most recent RFP, click here.

Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 4pm EDT.

Application Unavailable

Currently closed. Check back for updates.

Manage an Existing Grant Or Application

Manage an existing grant or continue an existing application for an open grant program.

Questions & Technical Support

Bre’Anna Brooks
410-974-2941, x112

Abbi Huntzinger
410-974-2941, x106

Partner-specific Webinars

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

Baltimore City Webinar

Harford County Webinar

Charles County Webinar

Howard County Webinar

Gaithersburg Webinar