NOW OPEN: Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program

September 12, 2019
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Fourth Year of the Grant Program

The Montgomery County Government, through its Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the fourth year of the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach grant program to support watershed restoration and stewardship in Montgomery County. The goal of this program is to reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants entering our waterways through community-based restoration implementation as well as projects focused on public engagement through education, outreach, and stewardship.

There will be an Informational Session if you are interested in finding out more information:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Montgomery County Government Building
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20850

Frank Dawson, Watershed Restoration Division Chief, planting the final aster with an area resident.Applying for the grant

Common Questions and Answers

  • What does this fund?
    • The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program funds public outreach and stewardship projects that lead to 1) documented community awareness or behavior change; 2) community-based stormwater runoff and water quality improvement practices that engage residents in the restoration and protection of the local streams and rivers of Montgomery County; and 3) litter reduction using trash traps. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Who can apply?
    • Qualified 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations such as local watershed groups, community associations, service and civic groups, and faith-based organizations are among the eligible applicants. New applicants and projects involving underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply?
  • How much funding is available and how are projects funded?
    • We anticipate proposal requests up to $100,000. Larger awards are possible with prior approval.
  • Where should projects be located?
    • Throughout Montgomery County, Maryland outside the municipalities of Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Takoma Park

Grants funding is provided through Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund and administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a non-profit, grant-making organization that funds community-based projects that educate residents and enhance local communities and natural resources.
For more information, visit: www.cbtrust.org

 



5 comments on "NOW OPEN: Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program"

  1. Alicia Pfund says:

    Will the Fund pay for permeable sidewalks in a small townhouse development?

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Permeable sidewalks would be eligible for Rainscapes or the Grant Program. The Chesapeake Bay Trust Program Officer, Jeffrey Popp would be able to answer your specific question, please contact him at jpopp@cbtrust.org, or via phone at (410) 974-2941 ext. 103

  2. Pax says:

    Will the Fund pay for permeable parking lots for small condo association?

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Permeable parking lots may be eligible for Rainscapes or the Grant Program. The Chesapeake Bay Trust Program Officer, Jeffrey Popp would be able to answer your specific question, please contact him at jpopp@cbtrust.org, or via phone at (410) 974-2941 ext. 103

      1. Alicia Pfund says:

        thank you

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