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Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program

Grants to Anne Arundel County, Maryland Nonprofits
to Restore and Protect Local Streams and Waterways

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel County Government

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Deadline Date:

03/12/20 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants starting at $20,000 to Anne Arundel County, Maryland nonprofit organizations for programs and projects to restore local watersheds, excluding the City of Annapolis. Applicants must contact staff to arrange a staff visit prior to applying. Funding is intended to enhance the water quality in local streams and 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 design 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 the application package.

The Trust strongly encourages grant applications directly from underrepresented groups and for projects that increase awareness and participation of communities that are traditionally underrepresented, such as communities of color.

Eligible Project Types and Locations:

Projects on public property, property owned by nonprofit organizations, community-owned property, and property with conservation easements are preferred. Projects on other private property may be considered if the FY20 Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program 4 landowner is prepared to execute an MOU. For details about MOU agreements, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164217

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects should be completed within two years upon receipt of the award agreement. The estimated time frame for projects awarded funding from this grant program is May 2020 to May 2022.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within one year upon receipt of the grant agreement. The estimated time frame for projects awarded funding from this grant program is March 2018 - March 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding partners welcome requests from 501(c) non-profit organizations, such as:
- Local watershed groups
- Community associations
- Service, Youth, and Civic groups
- Faith-based organizations

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to propose projects on private property or on public school properties, with an assurance that the landowner is in support of the project.

Funding partners are not able to support projects that are required under an existing or pending regulatory process or permit, are required for mitigation, or are required by a regulatory authority for any other reason. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to determine if any regulatory requirements or conditions exist prior to applying for the grant.

Projects will not be permitted in road or utility right-of-way areas; inlets and outfalls that cross these right-of-ways are subject to County approval.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding. The deadline for the pre-application site visit scheduling is Tuesday, December 31, 2019; site visits must be held by February 14, 2020.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4pm EDT.

Funding decisions regarding this grant program will be made at the Trust’s Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Applicants to this grant program can contact the Trust on Thursday, May 21, 2020, to request information about the funding decisions.

A match is encouraged but is not required. Preference will be given to projects with cash match and/or in-kind services.

The Trust is available to provide assistance on elements of design, including drainage area, nutrient reduction estimates, and sediment reduction estimates.

Contact Information:

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

For grant questions and technical support, contact:

Sarah Koser, Grant Program Manager
(410) 974-2941 x 106

The Chesapeake Bay Trust
108 Severn Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 974-2941

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