The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Youth Environmental Education Grant Program is currently open and accepting applications, with a deadline of January 27th, 2021.

This program is a partnership between the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET).

What this funds: This grant program welcomes applications for projects in the state of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed portions of D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Applicants can request funds from one of the following tracks.

  • Track 1: Out-of-School Outdoor Investigations for Youth Provided by Community-Based Organizations (up to $10,000)
  • Track 2: Outdoor Classroom, School-Yard Habitat, or Community-Based Improvement Requests (up to $10,000)
  • Track 3: Professional Development for Formal, Non-Formal, and Community Educators (up to $5,000)
  • Track 4: In-school MWEEs for Pre-K-12 Students (up to $5,000)

Who can apply: Schools, nonprofit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. View the RFP for more details regarding organization eligibility.

Application due date: January 27, 2021 at 4pm

Application submission: Grant applications are submitted through the Trust’s online system. Visit the Youth Environmental Education Grant Program webpage to learn more about this opportunity and start an application by clicking the “Get Started” button:

Contact Emily Stransky ( or Carlton Burns ( for assistance.