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Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple States
for Green Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT)

Deadline Date:

03/07/19 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC nonprofits, local governments, and neighborhood or community associations to promote sustainable infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The purpose of the program is to help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, improve the health of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, and enhance quality of life and community livability.

Applicants must be interested in integrating green stormwater infrastructure as a matter of standard practice in current or future strategies. The G3 program is intended to support and foster market incentives for green infrastructure by building local and county-level capacity to implement innovative and cost-effective projects.

Types of Eligible Projects:

1. Conceptual Plan (up to $15,000)
2. Engineered design ((Up to $30,000)
3. Implementation/construction of green streets (up to $100,000)
4. Greening Communities and Urban Vacant Lots (up to $50,000)
5. White papers that summarize analysis of one or more aspects of green infrastructure (up to $20,000)

The strongest proposals will show committed partnerships that provide funding, technical assistance, or other in-kind services to support the project. Partners may include local governments, watershed organizations, other non-profit organizations, local businesses, civic groups, schools, religious institutions, and more.

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For information on eligible budget items:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178107

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Levels:
- Up to $15,000 for conceptual plans
- Up to $30,000 for engineered design projects
- Up to $100,000 for implementation projects
- Up to $50,000 for greening communities and urban vacant lots
- Up to $20,000 for white papers

Funding recommendations are provided for each project type. Funding can exceed the maximum amount recommended per project type, if justified. Discuss your project and funding request with the Program Manager if you think your request will exceed the recommended amount.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within one year upon receipt of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local governments such as municipalities, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood/community associations, and other nonprofit entities may apply.

Funding can be applied anywhere in the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of EPA Region III (Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C), and all of Maryland.

By submitting an application to this program, applicants acknowledge that: 1) they are compliant with federal employment and non-discrimination laws and 2) they have not been debarred, convicted, charged or had a civil judgment rendered against them for fraud or related offense by any government agency (federal, state or local) or been terminated for cause or default by any government agency (federal, state or local).

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit their application in the Chesapeake Bay Trust Online Grant System by 4:00 pm (EST) on March 7th, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted, and the online funding opportunity will close promptly at 4:00 PM.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Chesapeake Bay Trust Program Officer early during proposal development.

Your organization must have a DUNS number in order to be eligible to receive through this award program.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit at least a few days prior to the deadline given potential for high website traffic on the due date.

Awards will be announced in June of 2019.

To register for a DUNS number:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Jeffrey Popp, Grant Manager
410-974-2941 x103

Grant Coverage Areas:

Use this kmz file (see Supporting Documents) in Google Earth to determine if your project is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of EPA Region 3:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   Maryland;   Pennsylvania;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia