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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs
for Decontamination Projects in the Chesapeake Bay

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Chesapeake Bay Trust

Deadline Date:

03/07/16 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,001 to $75,000 to Maryland nonprofits, agencies, and IHEs for programs and projects that aim to reduce nutrient and sediment contaminant loads to the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland Coastal Bays from any nonpoint source. Funding is intended for projects that are focused in the following categories:

1. New Techniques: Projects that seek to evaluate nutrient, sediment, and/or toxic load reduction values or efficiencies of new Best Management Practices (BMPs), or combinations of BMPs, in real-world or demonstration-scale settings. Projects seeking to reduce toxic loading can apply for funds associated with testing and demonstration of new techniques since little implementation has occurred to date.

2. New Information: Projects that seek to refine nutrient and/or sediment load reduction values or efficiencies of one or more Best Management Practices (BMPs) in order to improve targeting and cost-effectiveness of existing restoration programs.

3. New Programs: Projects that seek to create or contribute to new programs based on accepted Best Management Practices (BMPs). The purpose of such new programs should be to bring new, creative ideas to the implementation or financing of nutrient and/or sediment load reductions. The ultimate goal should be to accelerate restoration efforts in the Bay region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140274

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,001 - $75,000

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within two years of award.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Potential lead applicants include:

• 501(c)3 Private Nonprofit Organizations
• Municipal, County, Regional, State, Federal Public Agencies
• Local governments
• Soil/Water Conservation Districts
• Cooperative Extensions
• Forestry Boards
• Resource Conservation and Development Councils
• Public and Independent Higher Educational Institutions

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to leverage Trust support with cash and in kind match.

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Contact Information:

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

Abbi Huntzinger
410-974-2941, ex 106

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