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Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program

Grants to Promote Environmental
Education and Stewardship

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Chesapeake Bay Trust

Deadline Date:

08/12/11 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 will be available for programs which promote awareness and responsibility for preserving the natural watershed resources among community residents and students. Two types of grants are available; the first is for educational programming geared towards students from kindergarten through 12 grade; the second is for promoting community engagement in caring for the watershed area. Grant applications for projects that increase awareness and participation of communities of color in watershed restoration and protection is strongly encouraged.

Criteria for Community Engagement grants:
1. Educate citizens about the Bay and their local watersheds;
2. Engage citizens in community-based restoration and protection projects and encourage individual behavior changes that benefit watershed health;
3. Raise awareness about the challenges and solutions to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers;
4. Promote collaborative watershed restoration solutions between citizens, businesses, and government;

Criteria for Environmental Education grants:
1. Educate students about the Bay and their local watersheds and about how students can make a difference in watershed health;
2. Engage school communities in education and restoration activities that benefit watershed health;
3. Provide meaningful outdoor learning experiences for students and teachers;
4. Provide environmental education professional development opportunities for teachers; and
5. Support environmental literacy goals within schools, school systems, and other educational institutions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125538

Estimated Size of Grant:



  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Parochial Schools
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Private Schools
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public Schools
  • Regional Organizations
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Associations
Service, Youth, and Civic Groups
Regional and State Public Agencies
Soil/Water Conservation Districts & Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Forestry Boards & Tributary Teams

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kacey Wetzel
410-974-2941 x104

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland