Chesapeake Bay Trust 3rd Quarter Grants

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The Chesapeake Bay Trust recently announced almost $1 million in grants to be awarded to more than 60 nonprofit organizations, municipalities and local schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

These awards, approved by the Trust’s board of trustees, will be made through the Trust’s competitive grant programs and range from smaller education and outreach grants to large scale restoration and stormwater management efforts. Each quarter the Chesapeake Bay Trust announces its grant award amounts which in 2014 have totaled more than $6.5 million to date.

The grants will fund projects that restore area shorelines and increase habitat, advance green infrastructure and community green spaces, promote public outreach and education, and engage students in outdoor learning activities.

The latest announcement of almost $1 million in grants will advance K-12 environmental education efforts; create living shorelines in Maryland; transform vacant lots in Baltimore City into green spaces; and fund neighborhood clean-ups, tree plantings and other community-based initiatives.

September 2014 Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Program Awards:

Living Shorelines Grant Program: Provides grants up to $100,000 to design, implement and promote living shorelines in Maryland. Seven grants totaling $590,000 were awarded the Annapolis Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Parish and Trinity Episcopal Church, Environmental Concern, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Turkey Point Property Owners Association, Londontowne Property Owners Association, and Cloverlea Boat Club, LLC.

Growing Green Design Competition: This new competition provided $292,350 in funding to seven partnerships between nonprofit community organizations and design firms to transform vacant lots in Baltimore City into green spaces. The selected organizations include Civic Works (two grants), Jane’s House of Inspiration, Hollins Roundhouse Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Real Food Farm, and Druid Heights Community Development Corporation.

Mini Grants Programs: Provides grants not to exceed $5,000 that advance environmental education, promote community outreach and engagement, and advance stormwater best management practices. A total of 47 grants for $127,398 were funded though the Trust’s K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grant Program, Community and Outreach Mini Grant Program, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Mini Grant Program and Prince’s George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program with rebate awards available up to $2,000 for residential property owners.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration.

source: Chesapeake Bay Trust

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