Grant Program Now Open – Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program & the Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program & the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a grant program to support watershed restoration projects and programs throughout Anne Arundel County. This program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). Projects must be implemented in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and applications must include at least one partner that represents a stakeholder group based in the County.

 Funding partners will support the construction of the following types of watershed restoration implementation projects to achieve reductions of storm flow and pollutants to County waterways:

 ·         Bioretention cells, bioswales, rain gardens, and additional stormwater BMPs;

·         Stormwater wetland and marsh creation and enhancement;

·         Stream and wetland restoration;

·         Regenerative conveyance systems (coastal plain outfalls, step pool storm conveyance, etc.);

·         Living shorelines (on community or public property); and

·         Green roofs.

 The Trust is accepting applications now through March 12, 2020. We urge you to reach out early to discuss project ideas and schedule a site visit with Trust and County staff!

 Detailed information about this grant, including the RFP and deadlines are located on our website here.

The full RFP is located here: AACOUNTY_GrantApplication_FY20_RFP_Final_21Oct2019

 Deadlines:

Pre-Application Site Visit: Schedule a site visit by Tuesday, December 31, 2019 & hold a site visit by Friday, February 14, 2020

Applications Due: Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 4:00 pm

 I look forward to discussing ideas with potential applicants in the near future.

Thank you,
Sarah Koser

skoser@cbtrust.org