The Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP) and the Trust are excited to announce that the 2019 Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration grant program is now open! This 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 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program will fund projects to reduce pollutants through the implementation of watershed restoration practices. Projects must accomplish on-the-ground restoration that treats rainwater runoff from impervious surfaces at a cost effective price or demonstrates the accomplishment of another metric that will help the County meet local water quality and runoff reduction improvement goals. Applications under this grant program that demonstrate sound udesign and cost efficiency in meeting this goal will be most competitive. To demonstrate this, applicants will be required to provide sound technical designs and project budgets as outlined in this application package.

This grant program will fund a variety of restoration projects including:

  • Bioretention cells, bioswales, rain gardens, and other low impact development stormwater practices;
  • Stormwater wetland and marsh creation and enhancement;
  • Stream and wetland restoration;
  • Regenerative conveyance systems (coastal plain outfalls, step pool storm conveyance, etc.);
  • Living shorelines (with significant habitat enhancement); and
  • Green roofs.

Program at a Glance

Application Package: The application package/request for proposals (RFP) can be found here (

Pre-Application Site Visit: All applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding. The deadline for scheduling the pre-application site visit is Friday, December 7, 2018; site visits must be held by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4pm.

Funding Decisions: May 2019


This year’s grant program is structured differently than in previous years. Join WPRP and the Trust for a roundtable conversation to review the RFP and discuss your project ideas!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Chesapeake Room
2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

*We encourage all potential applicants to include their technical service providers and partners in this roundtable discussion and in all project planning stages!

Please RSVP by 5pm on Nov 6 for the roundtable!

To RSVP or to discuss the grant program in more detail, please contact Abbi Huntzinger (410-974-2941, ext. 106 or 443-758-4723).