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.

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.

Grant applicants are encouraged to coordinate with the County’s Supplier Development and Diversity Division ( for county based certified small business utilization 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.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations,  municipalities, faith-based organizations, education institutions, community associations, civic groups, and more.

How much can be awarded and project types : Water quality projects (track 1) for $20,000 to $150,000 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 reduce trash in the Anacostia (track 6). Contact the Trust prior to applying for a Technical Assistance track.

Project location: Prince George’s County, Maryland, excluding the City of Bowie.

See the DoE Clean Water Map that includes Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) areas (preferred areas for grant projects), past grant project sites, Rain Check Rebate sites, and other County specific information (e.g., Capital Improvement Program sites, local streams, legislative boundaries, monitoring sites, etc.).

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

Deadline: July 28, 2017, 5 pm*

*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.*

Program Status

This program is currently CLOSED.

Review the Chesapeake Bay Trust – Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program Application Package (aka Request for Proposals (RFP)) for background on the program and projects the funding partners would like to support. Use this hyperlink to access the Appendix C’s Sites for Track 6.Technical Assistance to Reduce Trash in the Anacostia River Watershed Using Trash Traps.

In addition, the RFP provides detailed instructions for your online application and supporting materials in the appendices.

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 using PCs, especially when uploading documents.*

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 indirect costs, which must be listed separately (not combined with salary) and must be less than 20% of the total request.

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