The Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment present the Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program! The Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program provides funding for innovative, community-oriented and –inspired projects, aimed at improving water quality in the District of Columbia, reducing litter, and raising awareness about what citizens can do to restore our rivers, streams, and parks.


Deadline: July 17, 2021 at 6pm

Maximum Request Amounts:

Tier 1: up to $30,000

Tier 2: $30,000 – $50,000

Funds available: $200,000

Our goals are to:

  1. protect and enhance, directly or indirectly, the District of Columbia’s water bodies or watersheds;
  2. provide funding for efforts that raise awareness and lead to behavior change around watershed- and stormwater-related issues, through education, installation and maintenance of runoff-reducing green infrastructure, art installations, or another mean;
  3. support community partners through capacity-building initiatives.

Eligible applications: Applicants physically located in the District of Columbia that are Nonprofit organizations; Faith-based organizations; Government agencies; Universities/educational institutions; or Private Enterprises.

Project examples (include but are not limited too):  Educational events/workshops, installation and maintenance of green infrastructure, restoration of habitat, litter or pollution reduction, art-, dance-, music-, or film-inspired projects that raise knowledge on issues impacting water quality, and so much more! Projects should be inspired and supported by the priority community within the District.

Workshops: Three workshops are being held virtually to provide applicants grant program information, discuss project ideas, and to increase grant-writing skills and. View the flyer here for dates, times, and the link to register.

Contact: Have an idea but want to talk to through it before applying? Let’s chat! Contact Bre’Anna Brooks at or (410) 974-2941, ext. 112.

To review the Request for Applications (RFA) and apply, visit the Trust’s website –