Restoration Research

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland State Highway Association, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and other partners announce a request for proposals for its Restoration Research award program. The goal of this research program is to answer several key restoration questions. Funding partners hope that answering these questions will ultimately lead to increased confidence in proposed restoration project outcomes, clarification of the optimal site conditions in which to apply particular restoration techniques, information useful to regulatory agencies in project permitting, and information that will help guide monitoring programs.

What this funds: Research to address one or more of the key restoration questions listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Who can apply: Both not-for-profit entities (academic institutions, non-profit organizations) and for-profit entities are permitted to apply.

How much can be awarded: Up to $50,000 for literature reviews and up to $200,000 for research efforts.

Is match required? Match is encouraged but is not required.

Deadline: Was February 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Program Status

This program is currently closed. To view the RFP, click here.

Application Process

The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s applications are all submitted though an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s manager, Sadie Drescher at 410-974-2941, ext. 105

Start a New Application

Get started with a new grant application

Manage an Existing Grant

Manage an existing grant or continue an application

Grant Questions & Technical Support

Sadie Drescher
(410) 974-2941 x 105

Additional Resources to Support Project Development (look for updates that will be posted throughout the advertisement period)

a) Literature List
b) Potential Project List Provided by MDE
c) Potential Project List in Howard County, MD (updated 12/20/16)
d) Potential Project List in Anne Arundel County, MD
e) Potential Project List in Montgomery County, MD
f) 2015 Restoration Research Award
g) Literature List for Urban BMPs (updated 2/2/16)
h) DNR Trust Fund Project Sites (updated 2/2/16)
i) Map of the DNR Trust Fund Project Sites
j) DNR Trust Fund Restoration Mapper (Trust Fund Restoration Project Sites) (updated on 11/23/16)
k) Restoration Research Past Awards (updated 12/12/16)

Stream Restoration Forum: Science and Regulatory Connections
June 8 Meeting



  1. Keehner
  2. Hilderbrand-experimental design
  3. Wilcox
  4. Filiso
  5. Williams
  6. Penrose
  7. Hilderbrand-fish