Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program

The Prince George’s County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the fourth year of our partnership to support projects throughout Prince George’s County that aid the community while treating and controlling stormwater. The goal of this program is to improve communities, improve water quality in the County’s waterways, and engage County residents in stormwater issues. Look for this year’s call for projects to be announced on or around April 2017.

What this funds: The Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program funds on-the-ground restoration activities that improve communities and water quality and engage Prince George’s County residents in the restoration and protection of the local rivers and streams of Prince George’s County.

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

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, education institutions, community associations, civic groups, municipalities, and more. See RFP for full list of organizations.

How much can be awarded: Water quality projects (track 1) for $20,000 to $200,000 and citizen awareness and engagement projects (track 2) for $5,000 to $50,000. Larger requests are possible with prior approval from the Trust.

In addition, Technical Assistance applications for specific work orders are available as follows: Alternative Compliance Program (track 3), to plant trees (track 4), to provide environmental education (track 5), and to provide trash reduction in the Anacostia (track 6). Contact the Trust prior to applying for a Technical Assistance track.

Implementation project location: Prince George’s County, Maryland excluding the City of Bowie

Is match required? Match is encouraged but is not required. Preference will be given to projects with match and/or in-kind services.

Deadline: Look for this year’s call for projects to be announced on or around April 2017.

Program Status

This program is currently CLOSED. To view the FY 16 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 this program’s grant manager, Sadie Drescher at (410) 974-2941 ext. 105. *Please note: The Trust’s grant system works best in Internet Explorer, especially when uploading documents.*

Note: Funds may be requested for a variety of projects and associated costs in accordance with eligible project types and criteria in the Request for Proposal including funds for planting materials, construction items, contractor and consultant costs, staff time, and more. Applicants may request funds for overhead costs, which must be listed separately (not combined with salary) and must be less than 20% of the total request.

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply several days prior to the deadline, due to potential for high website traffic on the date of the deadline. Technical assistance for online application cannot be guaranteed on the deadline date.*

Questions & Technical Support

Sadie Drescher
(410) 974-2941 ext. 105

Additional Resources:

Stormwater Stewardship Guidance

Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program – Grant Application Checklist

2014 Press Release to Announce Grantees

Clean Waters (4/26/16) Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Awardees Honored at Behnke Nurseries Garden

List of Awardees and Communities Served (FY 15, FY 16, and FY 17)

FY 2017 Press Release to Announce Grants