The Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration, 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 Proposals (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: Funding partners have allocated approximately $800,000 for this research program. Literature reviews will be funded at up to $50,000 and there is no cap for research projects.
Is match required? Match is encouraged but is not required.
Deadline: February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
This program is currently open. To view the RFP, click here.
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
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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 (updated early 2016)
c) Potential Project List in Howard County, MD (updated 12/20/16)
d) Potential Project List in Anne Arundel County, MD (updated early 2016)
e) Potential Project List in Montgomery County, MD
f) 2015 Restoration Research Award list of funded project in 2015
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 (updated early 2016)
j) DNR Trust Fund Restoration Mapper (Trust Fund Restoration Project Sites) (updated on 11/23/16)
k) Restoration Research Past Awards (updated 9/6/17)
2017 – Restoration Research Forum (6/5/17)
2016 – Stream Restoration Forum: Science and Regulatory Connections (6/8/16)
2016 Presentations and Agenda