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Anne Arundel County Forestry and Forested Land Protection Grant Program

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and
Conservation Groups for Reforestation Projects

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Anne Arundel County Government and Chesapeake Bay Trust

Deadline Date:

08/06/20 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, land trusts, and other conservation groups in eligible locations for reforestation and land protection projects. Funding is intended primarily for the planting of greenery to reduce erosion. Eligible projects are implemented in Anne Arundel County. Priority is given to County-Designated watersheds and 6-digit watersheds. See the URL for Full Text below for more information.

Types of projects:

  • Track A: Reforestation/Afforestation of land already protected
  • Track B: Protection (permanent conservation easements) of already forested lands
  • Track C: Reforestation/afforestation and protection of uneased, unforested lands

Funding in this program is restricted to costs required to implement reforestation/afforestation projects or obtaining conservation easements for existing forested properties or properties to be reforested. Requests for any other purpose will not be funded.

Funds may be requested for:

  • Survey site preparation costs (e.g., soil amendment, invasive species removal, herbicide application)
  • Plant material (including mulch)
  • Planting costs
  • Tree protection costs (e.g., tree shelters, fencing)
  • Two-year maintenance costs
  • Survey, legal, and other costs related to development of permanent/long-term protection agreements
  • Escrow costs
  • Easement costs (see Online Grant Application Instructions question 12 “Easements” for more details for easements and easement costs)
  • Project management costs
  • Stewardship endowment funds (up to $10,000) for long-term maintenance and easement enforcement.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187694

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Term of Contract:

Tree planting projects should be scheduled for planting in fall 2020, spring 2021, and/or fall 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The County and the Trust welcome requests from the following organizations:
- Land trusts;
- Other 501(c)3 Private Nonprofit Organizations (e.g., focused on conservation)
- Community associations;
- Service and civic groups,
- Faith-based organizations;
- Public agencies; and
- Public and independent higher educational institutions

Interested individual private or commercial landowners should contact the Trust staff to discuss potential nonprofit partner organizations. In light of the Trust’s commitment to the advancement of diversity in its grant-making and environmental work, the Trust strongly encourages grant applications for projects that increase awareness and participation of communities of color in tree planting and other watershed restoration and protection activities.

The Trust is committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in its grant-making and environmental work. As a result, 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit their application in the Chesapeake Bay Trust Online Grant System by 4:00 pm on August 6, 2020.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Trust staff prior to the application deadline in order to allow maximum time possible for guidance and, if deemed appropriate, a potential site visit. Applicants are encouraged to submit early.

Grant awards will be announced in September 2020.

A match is encouraged, but not required. Reimbursement cannot be made for already completed projects.

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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.

Apply online:

Direct questions to:
Jeffrey Popp, Senior Program Officer
410-974-2941, ext. 103

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Anne Arundel County

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