The Chesapeake Bay Trust invites you to apply for the Statewide Maryland Outreach and Restoration Grant Program!

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce the Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is now available to fund projects that both improve communities and improve or create local natural resources like green spaces, parks, tree canopy, and more! The Outreach and Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Trust and Charles County, the City of Annapolis, the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Salisbury, Harford County, Howard County, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration.

This grant program funds projects in partner areas as well as throughout the entire state of Maryland.

What the program funds:

This grant program encourages engagement of members of a specific audience in community and environmental issues through knowledge building or behavior change efforts as well as on-the-ground restoration that results in improvements in the health of a Maryland natural resource, either through water quality improvement or habitat enhancement.

Applicants can request funds from one of the following application tracks:

Track 1: Outreach/Knowledge Building Projects (up to $30,000) – Knowledge building projects must measurably increase public knowledge and engagement as it relates to the challenges and solutions to restore Maryland’s natural resources such as local green spaces from urban to rural, parks, streams, rivers, and bays.

Track 2: Behavior Change Projects (up to $50,000) – Behavior change projects must measurably promote a positive change in behavior as it relates to the challenges and solutions to restore Maryland’s natural resources such as local green spaces from urban to rural, parks, streams, rivers, and bays.

Track 3: Restoration Projects (up to $50,000) – Restoration projects must engage people in on-the-ground, community-based projects that benefit both the community and the quality of one or more natural resources (e.g., water quality, tree canopy, and habitat).

Track 4: Outreach and Restoration Projects (up to $75,000) – Outreach and restoration projects must combine elements from Track 1 and Track 3 above to achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes.

Program Deadline: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4pm EDT

Application Package/Request for Proposal: found on the website here.

For technical assistance with:

  • outreach/knowledge building, behavior change projects, and lead for the following partner jurisdictions (all project types) in City of Baltimore and Harford County, contact Bre’Anna Brooks at (410) 974-2941 x112 or bbrooks@cbtrust.org
  • restoration projects and lead for the following partner jurisdictions (all project types) in Charles County, City of Annapolis, City of Gaithersburg, City of Salisbury, Howard County, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration, contact Nguyen Le at (410) 974-2941 x110 or nle@cbtrust.org

Visit the website to learn about the grant program workshop and office hour opportunities: cbtrust.org/grants/outreach-and-restoration/