The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program is Open!

What’s New?  This grant program now accepts applications for restoration projects located in the City of Annapolis and includes a new Category for the County’s potential acquisition of non-tidal flood prone and/or natural resource rich properties!

Virtual Informational Workshop will be held on 12/1/2020 at 5:30pm

RFP located here: AA Co WPRP FY21 RFP_15Oct2020_FINAL

Email Sarah Koser at for workshop link!

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program will fund projects to reduce pollutants through the implementation of watershed restoration practices. This award 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 the City of Annapolis’ Stormwater Management Inventory and Watershed Improvement Plan, which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.  Projects must be implemented in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (including within the City of Annapolis), and applications must include at least one partner that represents a stakeholder group based in the County/City.

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 and we urge you to reach out early to discuss project ideas and schedule a site visit!

Detailed information about this grant is located on our website here:


Pre-Application Site Visit: Schedule a site visit by December 31, 2020 & hold a site visit by February 12, 2021.

Applications Due: Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 4:00 pm EST.