Green Streets-Green Towns-Green Jobs Initiative (G3) Grants

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On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced more than $3.7 million in grants to be provided to 34 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Initiative (G3).

The latest announcement includes 24 recipients in Maryland, four in the District of Columbia, three in Pennsylvania, two in Virginia, and one in Delaware.

Awarded grants ranged from $10,000 smaller tree canopy efforts to large-scale impervious surface removal and green street development totaling $400,000.

The G3 grant program, which is administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is intended to help municipalities and nonprofit organizations implement projects that add green space and reduce stormwater runoff by using green infrastructure practices that increase tree canopy, capture and filter rainwater, and remove impervious surfaces.

The latest series of grants includes close to $3 million in funding from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, over $600,000 contributed by the EPA, and the remainder from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

The Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant program is open to local governments, non-profit organizations, and neighborhood/community associations focused on green stormwater management retrofits such as green streets and urban tree canopy projects that enhance livability in urban areas.

2014 Green Streets grants include:

1. Low Impact Development Center, Prince George’s County, MD: $46,935

2. City of Mount Rainier, Prince George’s County, MD: $242,500

3. City of College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $150,886

4. City of College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $80,960

5. Town of Forest Heights, Prince George’s County, MD: $202,940

6. University of Maryland College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $45,154

7. Town of Marydel, Caroline County, MD: $47,460

8. Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Baltimore City, MD: $58,010

9. Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association, Baltimore City, MD: $10,000

10. Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore City, MD: $250,000

11. Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $114,342

12. Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, Baltimore City, MD: $250,000

13. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $249,913

14. Civic Works, Inc., Baltimore City, MD: $50,000

15. Baltimore Tree Trust, Baltimore City, MD: $220,520

16. Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $224,535

17. City of Cambridge Department of Public Works, Dorchester County, MD: $399,560

18. Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection & Sustainability, Baltimore County, MD: $15,000

19. Town of Easton, Talbot County, MD: $13,557

20. Izaak Walton League of America, Montgomery County, MD: $139,370

21. Town of Betterton, Kent County, MD: $91,045

22. Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 202, Carroll County, MD: $25,000

23. Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Baltimore County, MD: $20,708

24. City of Hagerstown – Department of Parks & Engineering, Washington County, MD: $170,000

25. The American Society of Landscape Architects Library and Educational Advocacy Fund, Washington, DC: $47,600

26. Federal City Council, Washington, DC: $25,000

27. Low Impact Development Center, Washington, DC: $24,999

28. American Rivers, Washington, DC: $24,865

29. Wrightsville Borough, York County, PA: $47,118

30. City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA: $100,000

31. Borough of Gettysburg, Adams County, PA: $47,262

32. Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation, William & Mary Law School, James City County, VA: $25,000

33. City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, VA: $182,035

34. Town of Bethel, Sussex County, DE: $100,000

For more information on the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant program, please visit

source: Chesapeake Bay Trust

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