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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, Faith-Based
Organizations, Groups, and IHEs for Environmental Activities

Outreach and Restoration Grant Program

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Chesapeake Bay Trust and Charles County, City of Annapolis, City of Baltimore Department of Public Works, City of Gaithersburg, City of Salisbury, Harford County, Howard County, and Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Port Administration

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Deadline Date:

08/10/22 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants of up to $30,000, grants of up to $50,000, and grants of up to $75,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, community and environmental groups, and IHEs for activities to protect the environment. Funding is intended to encourage outreach, community engagement activities, and on-the-ground restoration projects that increase knowledge, change behavior, and accelerate stewardship of natural resources that involve residents in restoring local green spaces, waterways, and natural resources.

All projects should meet one or both of the following goals:

  1. Engage members of a specific audience in community and environmental issues through knowledge building or behavior change efforts at multiple stages of the project.
  2. Accomplish on-the-ground restoration that will result in improvements in the health of a Maryland natural resource, either through water quality improvement or habitat enhancement.
The Trust is committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in its award-making and environmental work. As a result, the Trust strongly encourages applications directly from underrepresented groups, and for projects that increase awareness and participation of communities that are traditionally underrepresented, such as communities of color.

What this funds: This grant program welcomes applications for projects in the state of Maryland. Applicants can request funds from one of the following tracks.

  • Track 1: Outreach/Knowledge Building Projects: Knowledge building projects must measurably increase public knowledge and engagement as it relates to the challenges and solutions to restore Maryland’s natural resources: local green spaces from urban to rural, parks, streams, rivers, and bays. Projects should seek to increase knowledge within a priority audience, which can be described as a specific population of focus that is a clearly defined sub-segment of the general public, on a topic in which a basic level of knowledge has not yet been established.
  • Track 2: Behavior Change Projects: Behavior change projects must measurably promote behavior change as it relates to the challenges and solutions to restore Maryland’s natural resources: local green spaces from urban to rural, parks, streams, rivers, and bays. Projects should target a specific desired change in behavior within a priority audience i.e., what do you want people to do differently?) and must be based on an understanding of audience knowledge, attitudes, and practices; this understanding should be derived from audience research and engagement of audience representatives in the design of the program.
  • Track 3: Restoration Projects: Restoration projects must engage people in on-the-ground community-based projects that benefit both the community and the quality of one or more natural resources (e.g., water quality, tree canopy, and habitat). 
  • Track 4: Outreach and Restoration Projects: Outreach and restoration projects must combine elements from Track 1 and Track 3 above to achieve increased meaningful and measurable outcomes. 

Details about eligible project types for these tracks can be found at:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174374

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Track 1: Outreach/Knowledge Building Projects (up to $30,000)
- Track 2: Behavior Change Projects (up to $50,000)
- Track 3: Restoration Projects (up to $50,000)
- Track 4: Outreach and Restoration Projects (up to $75,000)

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within one to two years upon receipt of the award. Project timelines that exceed 18 months must be justified in the project narrative component of the application. Requests to extend project completion period will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding partners welcome requests from the following organizations:
- 501(c)3 Private Nonprofit Organizations
- Faith-based Organizations
- Community and Homeowners Associations
- Service, Youth, and Civic Groups
- Municipal, County, Regional, State, Federal Public Agencies
- Soil/Water Conservation Districts & Resource Conservation and Development Councils
- Forestry Boards
- Public and Independent Higher Educational Institutions

If your organization type is not listed above, contact the Trust to verify eligibility prior to submitting your application.

The Trust seeks applications from organizations new to environmental work as well as organizations experienced in restoration, outreach/knowledge building, and/or behavior change projects.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A webinar information session will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 5pm to 6:30pm. Attend to learn more about the program, eligible projects, the online application, grant writing tips, and hear from previous awardees.

Link to register:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: August 10, 2022, at 4:00 pm EDT

Late applications will not be accepted, and the online funding opportunity will close automatically and promptly at 4:00 PM EDT. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit at least a few days prior to the deadline given the potential for high website traffic on the due date. The Trust cannot guarantee the availability of technical assistance for the online system on the deadline date.

The FY22 Outreach and Restoration Grant Program awards will be announced in December 2022.

All applicants, but particularly new applicants, are encouraged to contact the Trust for application assistance. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Trust staff to discuss applications at least two weeks prior to the deadline. The Trust cannot guarantee availability of site visits or project development assistance within two weeks of the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For outreach/knowledge building and behavior change projects and City of Baltimore and Harford County partner jurisdictions, contact:
Joe Toolan
410-974-2941 x116

For restoration projects and Charles County, City of Annapolis, City of Gaithersburg, City of Salisbury, Howard County, and Maryland Port Administration partner jurisdictions, contact:
Nguyen Le
410-974-2941 x110

Schedule a meeting with Nguyen:

The Chesapeake Bay Trust
108 Severn Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21403

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