The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce that the Environmental Education grant program is currently open which awards funding to expand and enhance Bay environmental education programs for pre-K through 12 grade students in Maryland.

The Trust recognizes that the future health of our environment, economy, and communities depends on an environmentally literate and engaged citizenry.  The Trust seeks to increase understanding and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay and local environment by providing grants that build and/or expand pre-K through 12 environmental literacy programs in Maryland using the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) model.  MWEEs are simply a type of project-based learning that consists of investigating local environmental issues through a combination of learning in the classroom and outdoors which culminates in students addressing their issue through an action project in their school or community.

Funds can support personnel, contractual, transportation, supply, and other costs associated with: planning, development, alignment, and/or adaptation of curriculum; lesson plans and student resources; teacher professional development; establishment of teacher and school support networks; equipment and materials; and costs associated with outdoor learning experiences and student action projects.

Deadline: December 6, 2018 at 4pm

Funding: Single Year Requests: Applicants may request $5,001 to $40,000 for a grant period of March 2019 – August 2020.  The Trust anticipates making 6-8 awards at this level. Multi-Year Requests: Applicants may request from $5,001 to $40,000 per year for up to three years (Maximum $120,000 total award over years 2019 – 2022) for systemic projects. The Trust anticipates making 1-3 multi-year awards.

To apply: Visit the Trust’s website – to review the Request for Proposal for the full description of the services being requested and instructions on how to apply.

Contact the grant manager with questions or assistance: Tara Drennan or  410-974-2941, ext.102