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Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program

           

The Prince George’s County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the ninth year of partnership for the Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. This grant program encourages on-the-ground restoration activities that improve communities, improve water quality, support the County’s Climate Action Plan, and engage Prince George’s County residents in the restoration and protection of the local rivers and streams of Prince George’s County.

What this funds: The Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program funds projects within Prince George’s County, Maryland, excluding the City of Bowie. The City of Bowie manages their stormwater program independently of the County and therefore projects in the City of Bowie are not eligible for funding in this program. All projects are done in Prince George’s County and support citizens in Prince George’s County.

Applicants can request funds from the following project tracks.

  • Track 1: Water Quality Implementation ($50,000 to $150,000)
  • Track 2: Building Community Resilience: Installation of Small to Medium Scale Climate Resilient Practices ($150,000 to $550,000)
  • Track 3: Tree Planting ($50,000 to $150,000)
    • 3a: Urban Tree Canopy: Outreach, Maintenance, and Education
    • 3b: Increasing Tree Canopy by Subwatershed
    • 3c: Preserving Tree Canopy Pilot Program
  • Track 4: Community Awareness and Engagement ($10,000 to $60,000)

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, Prince George’s County municipalities, watershed organizations, education institutions, community associations, faith-based organizations, civic groups, and more. Note: The RFP states that “all applicants must have 501(c)3 status, except for County municipalities and public agencies;” however, ALL registered nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Is match required? Match is encouraged but not required.

Grant Application Process: Grant applications are submitted through our online system. When the program is open for applications, click on the “Get Started” button to start a new application.

Proposals that meet or exceed the “Jobs First Act” CB-17-2011 are preferred.

Grant applicants are encouraged to coordinate with the County’s Supplier Development and Diversity Division and refer to their Commitment to Business policy for County-based certified small business use in connection with the implementation of proposed grant projects. County-based business and County-based small business certification under CB-74-2016 (DR2) undergo extensive certification review through their existing minority business enterprise certification procedures, which establish capabilities and their principal places of operation in the County.

The DoE Clean Water Map provides past project locations and other mapping information that can support your project development/management.

Review Process: All applications go through a Technical Review Committee. The technical team reviews the proposals based on cost benefit, experience, suitability for implementation, consistency with the Request for Proposals (RFP), sustainability, and other selection criteria that are relevant to the proposal and that are published in the RFP.

Program Status: OPEN

Deadline: January 3, 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, November 1st, 2022 from 5:00-6:30PM (EDT). The session was recorded and can be viewed here:

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Contact

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

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Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate

The Trust is proud to partner with the County on its Rain Check Rebate Program. The program offers rebate incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce pollution, and improve local stream and river health.

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By the Numbers

8,723,391
Awarded Amount
2,977,656
Matching Leverage Funds
11,701,047
Total Impact
112
Projects Awarded
35,200
Students, Teachers, and Volunteers Engaged
58,000
Native Plants and Trees Planted
160
Pet Waste Stations Installed

Awarded Projects

Learn about completed projects funded through this grant program below. To see a list of awarded projects and communities served, click here.

Accokeek First Church of God

Project Title: Clean Water for Accokeek First Church of God
Award Amount: $75,000

Accokeek First Church of God received a grant award in 2015 to implement stormwater management practices on their property and conduct an educational program about the County’s Alternative Compliance Program.

Alice Ferguson Foundation

Project Title: Improving Water Quality with Stormwater BMPs and Education at Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac Watershed Study Center
Award Amount: $187,697

In 2014, Alice Ferguson Foundation received a grant award to implement a variety of stormwater management practices at their Potomac Watershed Study Center. These stormwater management practices help improve water quality and provide stormwater education to teachers and students that visit the center.

Learn more about this project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Project Title: Prince George’s Green Clean Water Education and Outreach
Award Amount: $23,836

In 2014, Alice Ferguson Foundation received a grant award to develop and conduct a Clean Water course to be held at Prince George’s Community College Team Builders Academy. This course would teach students about stormwater issues, stormwater management, and career opportunities in the field.

Learn more about this project, here.

Project Title: Hard Bargain Farmyard Watershed Stewardship
Award Amount: $140,000

In 2020, Alice Ferguson Foundation received a grant award to construct two BMPs that will intercept and treat runoff generated from impervious surfaces, upland open space, and agricultural livestock areas in the barnyard area of AFF’s Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Project Title: Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds
Award Amount: $25,000

In 2014, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received a grant award to provide 3-4 independent workshops to educate faith leaders about stormwater runoff, inspire a call to action, and provide tools and resources to help congregations overcome technical and financial obstacles in the way of project implementation.

Learn more about this project, here.

Project Title: Trees for Sacred Places
Award Amount: $131,926

In 2015, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received a grant award to engage congregations in planting native trees across their own properties and planting more native trees on other public/private properties to increase urban tree canopies and promote riparian buffer restoration.

Project Title: RiverWise Homeowners Associations
Award Amount: $33,322

In 2016, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received a grant award to engage urban and heavy suburban area Prince Georges County Homeowners Associations and other property owning Non-Governmental Organizations in stormwater reduction and retention activities.

Project Title: Trees for Sacred Places Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $30,000

In 2017, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received a grant award to engage congregations in planting trees on their properties and to give trees to congregants to be planted off-site at residential properties while educating the congregants on how to plant and maintain the trees.

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Project Title: Community-based Restoration Implementation at Faith-based Locations in Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $27,715

In 2015, Anacostia Riverkeeper received a grant award to work with faith-based organizations to install high-volume cisterns, educate and engage members of faith-based organizations on stormwater issues, and to promote existing stormwater management opportunities in Prince George’s County.

Learn more about this project, here.

Project Title: Trash Reduction in the Anacostia Trapping Trash
Award Amount: $200,000

In 2016, Anacostia Riverkeeper received a grant award to install an in-stream litter trap in the City of Mount Rainier. This litter trap system, known as the Bandalong Litter Trap, is the first of its kind in Maryland.

This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

Project Title: Trash Reduction in the Anacostia: Trapping Trash Guilford Run
Award Amount: $214,985

In 2017, Anacostia Riverkeeper received a grant award to design and install a Bandalong Litter Trap in Guilford Run and to host a public event to foster educational opportunities for the public.

Project Title: Litter Trap Trash maintenance Arundel Canal
Award Amount: $19,750

In 2017, Anacostia Riverkeeper received a grant award to maintain the Bandalong Litter Trap that was installed in the Arundel Canal.

Anacostia Watershed Society

Project Title: National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy
Award Amount: $48,000

In 2014, the Anacostia Watershed Society received this award to support the Watershed Stewards Academy for the National Capital Region. The Anacostia Watershed Society educated and trained Prince George’s County residents in watershed protection issues and empowered them to design and implement restoration projects that reduce stormwater runoff, improve the quality of their local waterways, increase public awareness, and engage community members in stormwater management solutions.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Treating and Teaching
Award Amount: $500,000

In 2016, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to develop and pilot the Prince George’s County Treating and Teaching program. The program was developed in collaboration with several partners and County representatives to combine stormwater management projects with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Treating and Teaching
Award Amount: $384,057

In 2017, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to expand the Prince George’s County Treating and Teaching program. The program installs stormwater solutions and outdoor classrooms on school campuses, trains facilities staff to maintain the assets, and educates teachers on how to use them with their students.

Project Title: National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy
Award Amount: $15,000

In 2017, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to conduct the Watershed Stewards Academy in Prince George’s County.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Project Title: Harnessing the Power of Natural Filters
Award Amount: $23,453

In 2020, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to enhance habitat along the main stem of the Tidal Anacostia River and reduce stormwater runoff pollution by utilizing mussels, wetlands, and trees.

Project Title: Prince George’s County Environmental Stewardship Training Courses
Award Amount: $11,510

In 2020, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to implement their Watershed Stewards Academy and Maryland Master Naturalist programs, through which they will train watershed residents to be educated stewards of the Anacostia River and promote environmental stewardship in their communities.

Project Title: Mussel Power: Empowering High School Students as Environmental Stewards
Award Amount: $22,653

In 2022, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to engage students from 10 Prince George’s County public high schools in a comprehensive suite of activities that will connect them to their local environment and inspire them to be environmental stewards. Students will participate in the Mussel Power education program where they will raise native freshwater mussels in their classrooms to be released into the Anacostia River, as well as supplemental environmental service days where they will engage in a variety of hands-on projects such as tree maintenance, mussel monitoring, and seed collection.

Center for Watershed Protection

Project Title: Abandonment of Accokeek BMP
Award Amount: $12,700

In 2019, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. received a grant award to to abandon an infiltration trench that was installed at Accokeek First Church of God by returning it to a grass swale condition.

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation

Project Title: A Pilot Project: Technical Assistance to the Community to Plant and Care for Trees in Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $50,000

The Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation developed and managed a pilot outreach and tree planting program to engage the private residential communities primarily in the East Riverdale-Bladensburg Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) area.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Tree Planting Projects on Private Individual Residential Property and Support for Existing County Tree Canopy Programs
Award Amount: $125,542

In 2017, the Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation was given a grant award to scale-up their tree canopy pilot project that intended to educate residents about the importance of trees and the programs that the county has available to assist residents in planting and caring for the trees as well as provide trees for residents to plant.

Project Title: Grow Green With Trees – A Local Collaborative’s Residential Greening Project
Award Amount: $134,031

In 2020, the Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation was given a grant award to plant trees to create shade, privacy, and address storm water requirements of sites along Riverdale Road, Kenilworth Avenue and other communities in East Riverdale.

Project Title: Branching Out – Enhancing our Successful Collaborative Greening Project
Award Amount: $133,736

In 2021, the Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation received a grant award to plant 300 trees in residential settings. Fruit trees will deliver shade, and boost nutrition; and the large shade trees will address storm water management as they soak up excess water run-off, reduce pollution and energy costs. The project also intends to host a two-day event providing information, recreation, music, art and demonstrations such as why and how to plant trees and maintain them.

Project Title: Filling in the Gaps-Replenishing our Precious Canopy
Award Amount: $99,990

In 2022, the Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation received a grant award to plant 175 trees that includes 140 in residential yards, including Riverdale heights, Riverdale Hills, Crestwood, Templeton Knolls, Eastpines, Beacon Heights, Woodlawn and a small portion of the Town of Riverdale Park, and to plant flowering trees along the route of The Purple Line.

Centro de Apoyo Familiar

Project Title: Aguas Sanas Familia Sanas, Healthy Waters Healthy Families
Award Amount: $30,333 (2017 award), $30,000 (2018 award)

In 2017, Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) conducted the Agua Sanas Familia Sanas, Healthy Waters Healthy Families project to raise awareness about stormwater issues. They provided training to church promotoras (community health promoters) to become stormwater educators and leaders in their community.

In 2018, CAF continued their work and partnered with three churches to train promotoras. Their workshops engaged 141 Latino families.

Learn more about the 2017 project here and more about the 2018 project here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Project Title: CAF Family and Youth Environmental Stewardship Community Program
Award Amount: $15,000

In 2021, CAF received a grant award to create a community engagement project which will not only empower and educate Prince George’s Community members on Stormwater and available rebate programs but also create a new generation of young conservationists with a strong support system.

City of College Park

Project Title: Narragansett Parkway & Muskogee Street Stormwater Treatment and Outreach Project
Grant Amount: $66,180

In 2014, the City of College Park was awarded a grant to install two micro-bioretention areas to treat stormwater runoff and remove pollutants along Narragansett Parkway.

Learn more about the project, here. This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

City of District Heights

Project Title: District Heights Rain Garden
Award Amount (Design Phase): $34,862
Award Amount (Implementation Phase): $108,579

The City of District Heights received a grant award in 2015 to create a design for the installation of a rain garden the walking trail on District Heights Parkway on Rochelle Avenue. Then, in 2018 they received a second award to implement the rain garden.

Learn more about the project, here.

City of Greenbelt

Project Title: Water Quality Buddy Attick Park Parking Lot Stormwater Management Demonstration and Water Quality Treatment Project.
Award Amount: $187,700

In 2014, the City of Greenbelt received a grant award to design and build a category three stormwater restoration and demonstration project that includes the redesign, retrofit, and treatment of impervious cover with low impact development techniques and environmental site design practices.

City of Hyattsville

Project Title: Melrose Trail Rain Gardens
Award Amount: $20,431

The City of Hyattsville received a grant award in 2015 to install over 2,000 square feet of rain garden and conservation landscaping at the Melrose Park Trail.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Hyattsville Tree Canopy Program
Award Amount: $60,762

In 2020, the City of Hyattsville received a grant award to increase the urban tree canopy through the existing efforts of Hyattsville environmental stewardship, management and its commitment to the preservation of trees and to develop a Tree Canopy study to assist the City with identification of tree replacement.

Project Title: Greening Oliver Alleyway
Award Amount: $36,702

In 2021, the City of Hyattsville received a grant award to design and engineer a green alleyway approximately 500 feet in length that will treat stormwater from approximately 33,541 square feet of impervious surface and provide a highly visible tool to help promote permeable pavers, conservation landscaping and other stormwater Best Management Practices.

City of Mount Rainier

Project Title: Mount Rainier Stormwater Retrofit Project
Award Amount: $166,707

The City of Mount Rainer received a grant award in late 2018 to design and implement bioretention stormwater retrofit projects in City right-of-ways to reduce stormwater runoff, improve safety, beautify the community, and improve water quality in the Anacostia River watershed.

Project Title: Water Quality Projects – MOUNT RAINIER – GI projects for Commercial land uses
Award Amount: $196,000

In 2020, the City of Mount Rainer received a grant award to use the City’s streets right of ways to treat stormwater runoff from commercial land use in the city using a combination of bioretention and rain garden practices.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for 30th Avenue and 33rd Avenue in Mount Rainier
Award Amount: $142,441

In 2021, the City of Mount Rainer received a grant award to use the City’s streets right of ways to treat stormwater runoff from residential lands uses using a combination of bioretention and rain garden practices. This project will focus on 30th Avenue between Bunker Hill Road and Shepherd Avenue and also 33rd Avenue between Bunker Hill Road and Perry Street.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Arundel Rd between 25 and 30th Streets in Mount Rainier
Award Amount: $150,520

In 2022, the City of Mount Rainer received a grant award to create green street elements on Arundel Road between 25th and 30th Streets and also on 29th St and 30th Street.

Clean Water Fund

Project Title: Residential Outreach and Behavior Change Campaign for Central Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $25,257(2015 award), $42,402 (2016 award)

In 2015, The Clean Water Fund worked to engage residents in the Capitol Heights community about watershed stewardship. Through door-to-door canvassing outreach, they worked with residents to tackle stormwater runoff through the practice of downspout disconnection/redirection.

Then in 2016, the Clean Water Fund received a grant award to educate homeowners about stormwater and its impact on communities and waterways, adopting watershed-friendly practices at residential properties, and promoting the county’s Rain Check rebate program.

Learn more about the project, here.

Defensores de la Cuenca

Project Title: Academia de Defensores de Cuencas
Award Amount: $15,000

In 2021, Defensores de la Cuenca in collaboration with the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) received a grant award to conduct a linguistically and culturally appropriate version of the highly successful Watershed Stewards Academy, with an emphasis on projects within the Rain Check Rebate program.

Project Title: Pescando Conocimiento – Fishing for Knowledge
Award Amount: $29,964

In 2022, Defensores de la Cuenca received a grant award to conduct workshops and hands-on training in Spanish in the Anacostia Watershed with another non-profit to teach about water quality/water contamination and stormwater runoff specifically including non-traditional viewpoints like health, faith and spirituality and the connection to fishing.

Project Title: 7th Annual Festival del Río
Award Amount: $25,575

In 2022, Defensores de la Cuenca received a grant award to host the 7th annual Festival del Rio which is a community celebration of the Anacostia river, the event was designed to cater to the Latino, Spanish-speaking community of the Anacostia River watershed, a community that is most impacted by severe weather events and polluted environments, is least represented in public input and decision-making, and over represented in negative health indicators associated with poor environments.

DuVal High School

Project Title: DuVal High School Courtyard Rain Garden
Award Amount: $26,207

In 2016, DuVal High School received a grant award to construct a rain garden for the school’s main courtyard. The rain garden would act as an outdoor classroom where students can study, research and analyze environmental issues.

ECO City Farms

Project Title: Uncaptured Stormwater is a Missed Opportunity: Water Stewardship for Urban Farming
Award Amount: $45,000

In 2015, ECO City Farms received a grant award to implement a stormwater management system at their urban farm in Edmonston.

Learn more about the project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

EcoLatinos

Project Title: Festival del Rio Anacostia 2020
Award Amount: $23,694

In 2020, EcoLatinos, Inc. received a grant award to create an event where an environmental message is at the center of each activity and where more than attendees can participate in numerous environmental related activities regardless of their knowledge of English or income level.

Project Title: Agua es Vida, Reduce la Escorrentia – Water is Life, Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Award Amount: $18,993 (2020 award), $29,748 (2021 award)

In 2020, EcoLatinos, Inc. received a grant award to increase awareness of stormwater runoff and its impact on water quality among Spanish-speaking residents of the county where access to this information is limited due to language and cultural barriers.

In 2021, EcoLatinos received a second grant award to continue the long-term work done in 2020 to promote Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program (PGC RCRP) within the Hispanic community.

The Empowerment Institute

Project Title: The Empowerment Institute and Southern Marketplace Rain Garden
Award Amount: $152,145

The Empowerment Institute partnered with Southern Marketplace (SoMa) to install a rain garden on SoMa’s site located on Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill, consisting of commercial, residential, and other undeveloped sites. This project improved a blighted parking lot by adding a rain garden near an active commercial strip and bus stop area.

Learn more about the project, here.

End Time Harvest Ministries

Project Title: Wellness Ambassadors Tree Planting
Award Amount: $16,415

In 2017, End Time Harvest Ministries conducted their Wellness Ambassadors Environmental Health Summer Employment Program aimed at connecting stormwater management to health.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Youth-led Storm Water Awareness and Rain Check Rebate Education Project
Award Amount: $31,163

In 2020, End Time Harvest Ministries received a grant award to have members of the Port Towns Youth Council (PTYC) engage community residents in a clean water initiative that will educate Port Towns and surrounding community residents regarding storm water problems and possible solutions.

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

Project Title: RainWorks – Quincy and Moss Run Watersheds
Award Amount: $114, 227

In 2015, Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek received a grant award to implement five stormwater retrofit projects at one commercial and four residential properties in the Town’s of Bladensburg and Cheverly.

This project was highlighted in the Prince George’s County Newsletter, here.

Global Health and Education Projects

Project Title: Community Partnerships for Environmental Action and Sustainability (COPEAS)
Award Amount: $15,000

In 2015, Global Health and Education Projects, inc. received a grant award to pilot the Family Tree Adoption Program which will provide native trees and shrubs to homeowners in Prince George’s County. The goal of the program is to green local communities by increasing tree canopy, which, in turn, will improve air and water quality and community aesthetics.

Learn more about the project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Project Title: The Family Tree Adoption Program
Award Amount: $50,000(2017 award), $115,969(2020 award)

In 2017, Global Health and Education Projects received a grant award to continue their Family Tree Adoption Program that provides native trees and shrubs to homeowners in Prince George’s County.

In 2020, Global Health and Education Projects received a second grant award to continue their Family Tree Adoption Program.

Project Title: Increasing Environmental Stewardship in Minority and Underserved Communities Through Family Tree Adoption Program (FTAP)
Award Amount: $58,000

In 2022, Global Health and Education Projects received a grant award to plant trees in low-tree canopy underserved minority communities; deliver watershed education on the benefits of trees on health and the environment through tree planting demonstration events; and engage and educate up to residents using curated messages on the benefits of trees on the environment and how to mitigate the deleterious health impacts of climate change.

Greenbelt Homes, Inc.

Project Title: Greenbelt Homes Incorporated Clean Water Initiative
Award Amount: $101,935

In 2016, Greenbelt Homes, Inc. received a grant award to install a stormwater best management practice comprised of a stone diaphragm, stone swale, and rain garden in the community.

This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

GreenTrust Alliance

Project Title: Little Paint Branch Wetland and Stream Buffer Enhancement Project
Award Amount: $50,000

In 2020, the GreenTrust Alliance received a grant award to add 5.5 total acres of forested and warm season grass and pollinator-focused headwater buffer to an existing, contiguous 25 acre stream and wetland restoration project at the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC).

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Project Title: Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds
Award Amount: $25,000

The Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds initiative is a robust educational effort for faith leaders in Prince George’s County. This initiative delivered workshops to educate faith leaders about stormwater runoff, inspire a call to action with their congregations, and provide parishioners with the technical and financial tips needed to implement projects on the faith-based ground and/or on the resident/business-owner’s property.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Watershed Literacy Vacation Bible School Training
Award Amount: $51,010

In 2016, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) received an award to engage faith-based organizations in stormwater management solutions, through bible school trainings and informational workshops designed to connect the organizations to existing stormwater management resources.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Faith Community ACP Technical Assistance
Award Amount: $32,378

In 2017, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) received a grant award to engage faith community members in training and capacity support to increase stormwater management and watershed protection actions, particularly within the Alternative Compliance Program (ACP).

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Project Title: Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay
Award Amount: $61,938

In 2015, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin received a grant award to conduct their Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay stormwater education program at Northwestern High School, Parkdale High School, and the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay
Award Amount: $60,189

In 2016, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin received a grant award to conduct their Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay stormwater education program at Northwestern High School and Accokeek Academy.

Read more about these projects on our blog here.

Low Impact Development Center

Project Title: Behnke Nurseries Rain Check Rebate Demonstration
Award Amount: $55,895

In 2014, the Low Impact Development Center and Behnke Nurseries partnered to provide a highly visible demonstration of the stormwater practices citizens and business owners can implement on their own property through the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Rain Check Rebate Resource Center at Behnke Nurseries
Award Amount: $8,423

In 2015, the Low Impact Development Center and Behnke Nurseries teamed up again to create a Rain Check Rebate Resource Center at Behnke Nurseries. The resource center is an eye-catching display that showcases the County’s rebate program.

Learn more about this project, here. Read more about these projects on our blog here.

Project Title: Port Towns Eco District Stormwater Masterplan
Award Amount: $60,000

In 2016, the Low Impact Development Center received a grant award to create a stormwater master plan to help identify stormwater retrofit opportunities within the Port Town communities of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston as part of an integrated stormwater strategy that will minimize the impact of stormwater runoff, impervious surfaces, and flooding; maximize non-potable water use; and integrate stormwater management and green infrastructure practices into projects.

Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Project Title: Latino Outreach in the Prince George’s County Watershed
Award Amount: $22,500

In 2015, Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCV) was awarded a grant to engage Prince George’s County Latino community in projects focused on improving both the health of the community and local water quality.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Festival del Rio Anacostia – Anacostia River Festival
Award Amount: $11,791

In 2016, Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCV) was awarded a grant to implement a Latino River Festival using a culturally and language competent format. The Festival will foster a better understanding of environmental issues facing the Anacostia River among Latino residents and roles they can play in improving river conditions and the quality of life of their families. Additionally, the Festival will connect families with local environmental groups and resources, empowering them to experience local rivers and conserve them.

Project Title: Conectando con la Naturaleza (Connecting with Nature)
Award Amount: $29,497

In 2016, Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCV) was awarded a grant to update and expand the successful Latino Outreach Project in Prince George’s County connecting water quality and stormwater and with the quality of life for residents.

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Project Title: M-NCPPC Stormwater Stewardship Program
Award Amount: $250,000 (2016 award), $150,000 (2017 award)

In 2016, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission received a grant award to install remediation projects at three community centers to treat runoff from impervious surfaces and to plant trees to restore streambank forest buffers at four sites in the Anacostia River watershed.

In 2017, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission received a second grant award to install stormwater runoff projects at three sites and restore streambank forest buffers at five sites.

Mount Rainier Elementary School PTO

Project Title: Mount Rainier Elementary School PTO Storm Water Management program
Award Amount: $5,000

In 2021, the Mount Rainer Elementary School PTO received a grant award to reduce the square footage of asphalt on the school grounds, and to manage storm water throughout the school’s campus through best management practices.

National Wildlife Federation

Project Title: Sacred Grounds in Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $41,465

In 2017, the National Wildlife Federation received a grant award to engage faith communities in environmental stewardship and clean water efforts through their Sacred Grounds program.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Project Title: Public Outreach and Stewardship to Care for Creation along the Upper Patuxent River: A Multifaith Sacred Grounds Partnership
Award Amount: $29,999(2021 award), $30,000(2022 award)

In 2021, the National Wildlife Federation received a grant award to invite a nearby mosque and church with which there are existing relationships to co-host a multi-faith Sacred Grounds effort to provide their congregation members with knowledge about Caring for Creation and how-to participate at their homes within the Upper Patuxent River watershed.

In 2022, the National Wildlife Federation received a second grant award to expand their multi-faith projects by working with the faith-community in Laurel to have them act as ambassadors to their members and neighbors to implement stormwater management practices at home, as well as on their own congregation grounds.

Neighborhood Design Center

Project Title: Stormwater Savvy
Award Amount: $79,308

In 2014, the Neighborhood Design Center received a grant award to conduct their Stormwater Savvy Program. This program assists community groups, small municipalities, schools, and faith based organizations in creating action-oriented design plans to clean water and engage the community in the process and their landscape.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Community Design and Engagement through Continuation of NDC’s Stormwater Savvy Program
Award Amount: $50,000

In 2015, the Neighborhood Design Center received a second grant award to conduct their Stormwater Savvy Program with several organizations and communities in Prince George’s County.

Learn more about the project, here. Read more about Stormwater Savvy on our blog here.

Project Title: Providing Technical Assistance to Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Applicants
Award Amount: $24,432(2015 award), $27,363(2016 award)

The Neighborhood Design Center was awarded this grant in 2015 to provide technical assistance to grant applicants for the following round of the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. Their assistance included project feasibility assessments, design products, and grant application guidance.

In 2016, the Neighborhood Design Center received a grant award to provide technical assistance to applicants of the Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant. Assistance will include project feasibility assessments, design products, and grant application guidance.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Stormwater Savvy: Community-engaged Design with a Stormwater Focus
Award Amount: $27,689

In 2017, the Neighborhood Design Center received a grant award to support their Stormwater Savvy project that  provides community-engaged design creating community space landscape master plans with a stormwater best practice lens.

Project Title: Creative Inspections: Building a Green Inspector Corps with Game Play
Award Amount: $30,000

In 2021, the Neighborhood Design Center received a grant award to pilot a program to link watershed stewardship with digital-in-demand job skills, play-based-learning and artful engagement that crosses multi-age groups.

New Hope Academy

Project Title: New Hope Academy Parking Lot
Award Amount: $125,000

In 2015, New Hope Academy received a grant award to for the design and implementation of stormwater management practices to treat the parking lot runoff. New Hope removed 1,990 square feet of the parking lot asphalt and installed two rain gardens in its place.

Learn more about the project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Parkdale High School

Project Title: Creating Green Infrastructure for the Parkdale Community
Award Amount: $200,000

Parkdale High School received a grant award in 2015 for the design, implementation, and construction of stormwater management projects on campus. In addition, this award also supported stormwater education to the students of Parkdale High School and the surrounding community members.

Learn more about the project, here.

People for Change Coalition

Project Title: Faith-Based Technical Assistance
Award Amount: $35,000 (2015 award), $41,130 (2016 award)

In 2015, the People for Change Coalition received a grant award to provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of 5 churches in Prince George’s County to apply for Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) grants around community engagement and water restoration, and increase their knowledge of stormwater stewardship.

In 2016, the People for Change Coalition received a second grant award to continue to provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of 5 churches in Prince George’s County to apply for Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) grants around community engagement and water restoration, and increase their knowledge of stormwater stewardship.

Project Title: Stormwater for Residential Communities (SFRC)
Award Amount: $44,151

In 2016, the People for Change Coalition received a grant award to provide technical assistance to homeowners on the best management practices for stormwater management by engaging homeowners in interactive workshops and educating them on taking advantage of the County Raincheck Rebate Program.

Project Title: ScoopDaPoop
Award Amount: $68,432

In 2016, the People for Change Coalition received a grant award to develop a ScoopDaPoop, 12-month program to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dogs on a daily basis.

Pheasant Run Homeowner's Association

Project Title: Pheasant Run HOA Stormwater Awareness Projects
Award Amount: $11,730

In 2014, the Pheasant Run Homeowner’s Association received a grant award to conduct community projects to address environmental issues, such as erosion, stormwater runoff, and pet waste pollution, within the community. They installed three pet waste stations around the community to remind residents to pick up after their pets and to keep our waterways clean.

Learn more about this project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Prince George's Green

Project Title: Prince George’s Green
Award Amount: $23,836

In 2015, Prince George’s Green developed and conducted a Clean Water course held at Prince George’s Community College Team Builders Academy. This 10-week course taught students about stormwater issues, stormwater management, and career opportunities in the field.

Learn more about the project, here.

REAL School Gardens

Project Title: REAL School Gardens Two-Year Train and Support Program
Award Amount: $100,000

In 2016, REAL School Gardens received a grant award to partner with 11 elementary schools in Prince Georges County to train and support teachers for two-years to use their retrofits as an educational resource to engage students regarding their local watershed.

Suitland Civic Association

Project Title: Suitland Rain Barrel Project
Award Amount: $35,000

In 2015, the Suitland Civic Association received a grant award to educate the community about the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program and other clean water initiatives. The Association educated residents about the benefits of rain barrels and recruited residents to install rain barrels on their property.

Town of Capitol Heights

Project Title: Chamber Avenue Green Street Project
Award Amount: $200,000

The Town of Capitol heights received a grant award in late 2018 to implement a green street on Chamber Avenue. This project will include pilot stormwater practices that will serve as an example of green infrastructure implementation in the Town.

Town of Colmar

Project Title: Newark Road Green Street Project
Award Amount: $36,318

In 2022, the Town of Colmar received a grant award to complete installation of permeable pavement at the intersection of Newark Road and 43rd Street to capture storm water and reduce the pollutants entering the Anacostia.

Town of Cheverly

Project Title: Boyd Park / 64th Avenue Retrofit Project
Award Amount: $121,833

In 2016, the Town of Cheverly received a grant award to design and install four micro-bioretention practices and plant 30 trees within Boyd Park and the 64th Ave right-of-way.

Project Title: Cheverly Town Park Rain Garden Demo
Award Amount: $54,954

In 2020, the Town of Cheverly received a grant award to design, engineer, and install one rain garden in Cheverly Town Park to treat stormwater from the municipal building and to provide a highly visible in-the-ground tool to help teach local homeowners to become better stormwater stewards on their own property.

Town of Edmonston

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for the 46th Avenue Green Street Project
Award Amount: $148,000

In 2017, the Town of Edmonston received a grant award to design and construct 8 curb side rain gardens located on 46th Ave between Ingraham Street and Lafayette Streets, which will treat 3.00 acres of impervious area and to introduce an innovative practice, a permeable concrete curb & gutter section which is well suited to this narrow ROW and treat 2.8 acres of impervious surface in the older section of 46th Ave.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Ingraham Green Street Project
Award Amount: $169,530

In late 2018, the Town of Edmonston received a grant award to implement a green street on Ingraham Street between 46th Avenue and Lafayette Street. This project further demonstrates green infrastructure efforts in the Town.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Lafayette Place Industrial Green Street Project
Award Amount: $68,527

In 2020, the Town of Edmonston received a grant award to convert Lafayette Place into a green street to treat 3.00 acres of impervious urban area, predominantly industrial land use.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Gallatin Green Street project
Award Amount: $142,803

In 2021, the Town of Edmonston received a grant award to create a green street on Gallatin Street and install 10 new rain gardens.

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Hamilton Street
Award Amount: $131,785

In 2022, the Town of Edmonston received a grant award to create a green street on Hamilton Street and install 7 new rain gardens.

Town of Forest Heights

Project Title: Tree Keepers of Forest Heights
Award Amount: $49,794

In the summer of 2015, the Town of Forest Heights conducted its Tree Keepers program aimed at maintaining street trees and educating the community about the value of trees.

Learn more about the project, here.
This project was also highlighted on the Trust’s Blog, here.

Town of Landover Hills

Project Title: Landover Hills Community Rain Gardens
Award Amount: $126,578

In 2014, the Town of Landover Hills received a grant award to install rain gardens, a bioretention swale, and permeable pavers as a center piece in a community park.

Union Bethel AME Church

Project Title: Water Quality Clean Water for Union Bethel AME Church
Award Amount: $128,381

In 2015, Union Bethel AME Church received a grant award to design and construct two stormwater BMPs, provide outreach workshops on the impacts of individuals activities on water quality including the Rain Check Rebate Program and pet waste, and develop a housekeeping plan that will include elements such as water conservation, vegetation maintenance promoting native plant species, steps to reduce pesticides and herbicides use, and trash pickup.

University Christian Church

Project Title: Stormwater Management for Community Use of 5-Acre Church Property
Award Amount: $50,800

In 2022, University Christian Church received a grant award to install rain gardens and bioswales, and plant native trees, shrubs and pollinator plants to address increased flooding due to climate change.

University of Maryland College Park

Project Title: Stormwater Stewardship Education at the BAIB Urban Farm
Award Amount: $80,000

In 2015, the University of Maryland College Park received a grant award to educate the community about the stormwater management practices present at the Branch Avenue In Bloom (BAIB) Urban Farm.

Project Title: SM Residential Framework in Prince George’s County 2.0
Award Amount: $29,975

In 2022, the University of Maryland College Park received a grant award to guide a new cohort of five to six HOAs through the SM Residential Action Framework, convene a second “Prince George’s County Sustainability Summit”, and conduct wide-scale deployment of instructional training material.

University of Maryland College Park Foundation

Project Title: University of Maryland Golf Course Stormwater Stewardship Demonstration Project
Award Amount: $124,770

In 2015, the University of Maryland College Park Foundation received a grant award to design and implement stormwater management practices at the University of Maryland Golf Course.

Learn more about the project, here.

University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Project Title: Sustainable Maryland — Prince George’s County Petwaste Education Campaign
Award Amount: $135,000

In 2016, the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center received a grant award to launch a Prince George’s County Pet Waste Education Campaign, an outreach, education and infrastructure effort designed to increase awareness about the issue of pet waste pollution and to encourage residents to pick up their pets’ poop.

Project Title: Prince George’s County Pet Waste Education Campaign II
Award Amount: $100,000

In 2017, the University of Maryland College Park Environmental Finance Center received a grant award to expand outreach, education, and infrastructure efforts designed to increase awareness about the issue of pet waste pollution.

Project Title: Residential Action Framework and Stormwater Outreach Campaign
Award Amount: $50,000

In 2020, the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center received a grant award to pilot a campaign to reduce polluted runoff and improve aesthetics and other benefits in Prince George’s County communities.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Project Title: Watershed Wiggles/Meneando por la Cuenca
Award Amount: $5,000 (2021 award), $9,420 (2022 award)

In 2021, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association received a grant award to run a bilingual (English and Spanish) citizen awareness and engagement project to encourage trailside residents of Northwest Branch and Sligo Creek trails, that stretch from Langley Park and Brentwood to Cottage City, to explore their watershed.

In 2022, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association received a second grant award to continue their awareness campaign and run three bilingual, English and Spanish, ecologically themed rides along the Anacostia Tributary Trail system.

“The Family Tree Adoption Program planted trees and engaged citizens in Riverdale, Bladensburg, Landover, Glendale, Hyattsville, and Mount Rainier. The Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship grant program funding allowed us to extend our nonprofit’s reach and to learn more about tree planting and the maintenance needed to keep trees healthy. We will build on this work and continue to engage citizens with a recent award to Global Health Education Projects, Inc.”

Romuladus E. AzuineExecutive Director, Global Health and Education Projects, Inc.
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