The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration & Outreach Grant Program is now open!

The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant program, offered by the Montgomery County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is now accepting proposals to support watershed restoration and outreach throughout Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program funds public outreach and stewardship projects, community-based restoration water quality implementation projects, and litter reduction projects in the Anacostia River Watershed through trash trap maintenance and monitoring. Projects should educate and engage residents in watershed improvement while achieving measurable impacts and sustainable behavior change. Creative and innovative proposals are encouraged. Together, these efforts will restore and protect the local rivers and streams of Montgomery County.

This funding opportunity is available for projects throughout Montgomery County for grant awards of up to $50,000 for public outreach and stewardship projects and up to $100,000 for community based restoration projects. For Trash Trap Maintenance and Monitoring projects, budget requests should include the estimated number of hours and rate of compensation for the maintenance and monitoring services to be performed during a one year term broken down by direct rate, benefit rate, direct expenses (e.g., supplies), contractual work, and, if applicable, indirect rate; any additional costs required to complete the maintenance of the trash traps; and other expenses as needed. Please note that the municipalities of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Takoma Park are not eligible for funding in this program.

The Trust welcomes applicants from 501©3 non-profit organizations such as community associations, faith-based organizations, youth, and civic groups, watershed organizations, and others. More information is available below and on our website and we encourage you to contact the Trust to discuss any project ideas you might have.

Deadline: November 12th, 2020 at 4pm For questions contact Grant Manager: Jeffrey Popp, 410-974-2941, ext. 103

Please let your friends and colleagues know about this program!