Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program

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

GrantWatch ID#: 164217
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Anne Arundel County Government, Chesapeake Bay Trust

12/05/16 5:00 PM

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Grants starting at $20,000 to Anne Arundel County, Maryland nonprofits (including community associations and faith-based agencies) for watershed restoration and protection projects. Applicants must schedule a site visit with the funding source by November 11. Funding is intended to improve the quality of water in the County’s local streams and waterways.

$20,000 - $300,000

Larger awards are possible with prior approval from the Trust.

Projects should be completed within one year upon receipt of the grant agreement. The estimated time frame for this projects awarded funding from this grant program is March 2017 – March 2018.

Funding partners welcome requests from 501(c) nonprofit organizations, such as:

- Local watershed groups
- Community associations
- Service, Youth, and Civic groups, and
- Faith-based organizations

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

Eligible Project Types:

Funding partners will support the construction of the following types of watershed restoration implementation projects to achieve reductions of storm flow and pollutants to County waterways:

- 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 (on community or public property with Inspection and Maintenance Agreement); and
- Green roofs.

If you have a project idea that is not listed, but that you believe meets the goals of the Grant Program, please contact Trust staff to discuss your idea before applying.

Ineligible Project Types:

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.

Applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding. It is recommended that site visits be scheduled by November 11, 2016, to allow sufficient time to visit the site and receive feedback for your submission.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply several days prior to the deadline, due to the potential for high website traffic on the date of the deadline. Technical assistance for online application cannot be guaranteed on the deadline date.

Match Requirement:

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

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

Click here to begin the online application process:

For questions, contact:

Abbi Huntzinger, RLA
(410) 974-2941, x 106

Joe Ports
(410) 222-0544

Anne Arundel County, Maryland - excluding the City of Annapolis

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