Grant opportunity: Funding for community watershed restoration and outreach projects

August 17, 2017
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The Montgomery County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a grant program to support watershed restoration and outreach projects throughout Montgomery County. The goal of this program is promote initiatives and projects that improve water quality in Montgomery County’s local streams and waterways through public engagement, education, and on-the-ground restoration.

What this funds: The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program funds public outreach and stewardship projects, community-based restoration water quality implementation projects. Projects should educate and engage residents in watershed improvement while achieving measurable impacts and sustainable behavior change. Creative and innovative proposals are encouraged. Together, these efforts will restore and protect the local rivers and streams of Montgomery County. For more information, see the RFP.

Who can apply: Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization such as local watershed groups, community associations, service and civic groups, faith-based organizations, and more. See the RFP for the full list or organizations.

How much can be awarded: Up to $100,000 with larger awards possible with prior approval from the Trust.

Implementation project location: Montgomery County, Maryland outside the municipalities of Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Takoma Park. See the Trust’s Outreach and Education grant program for projects in these areas.

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

Deadline: October 5, 2017 at 5:00pm

View the RFP.

How to Apply?: Apply through the Chesapeake Bay Trust website.



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