The Chesapeake Bay Trust (Trust) recently announced the opening of the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program in partnership with Baltimore City Department of Public Works to fund projects that improve communities, reduce polluted runoff, and improve or create local natural resources like green spaces, parks, tree canopy, and more.

To assist potential grant applicants, the Trust and Baltimore City Department of Public Works will be hosting a FREE informational workshop on Wednesday, June 17th from 5-8pm. View the flyer here for information.

The workshop will provide:

  • an overview of the grant program,
  • the outreach, education, and greening and stormwater goals for Baltimore City,
  • a step by step review of the application process, and
  • a general Q&A with the Trust and Baltimore City DPW staff

*NEW THIS YEAR* an opportunity to breakout into smaller groups for more in-depth discussions based on interested project type! This is an opportunity to video chat outside of the large workshop group with one Trust or Baltimore City DPW staff member and other City residents regarding your project ideas as related to the following grant program project areas:

  • Outreach, Engagement, and Knowledge Building,
  • Behavior Change
  • Small/medium-scale Restoration (greening and stormwater)
  • Medium/large-scale Restoration (greening and stormwater)

Workshop participants are encouraged to review grant program details and bring project ideas to the workshop. To register and receive the webinar information, be sure to RSVP using the following link:

To apply for Baltimore funds, community partners must apply online to the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program. The grant program is accepting proposals now through August 4, 2020.

Funding for projects in the City comes from the stormwater utility fee that is collected from City landowners. The Department of Public Works is committed to bettering the health and well-being of City residents by investing the stormwater utility fees back into the communities it serves.