News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Department Accepting Grant Applications from Governments, Nonprofits

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that up to $30 million is available for local governments and organizations seeking to restore local waterways, increase their resilience to climate and storm impacts, strengthen local economies, and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. 

The department’s Grants Gateway provides a streamlined, single point of entry to several state and federal programs, maximizing the resources available to restore the Chesapeake Bay and help coastal communities. The system, now in its second year, enables communities better access to financial resources and a more intuitive reporting and management process. 

“Maryland citizens and communities recognize the importance of restoring and protecting our state’s natural resources and reducing nutrient pollution in the bay,” Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio said. “They want to do their part to help, and the department’s Grants Gateway allows them to participate in a meaningful way.”

Grants are made possible with funding through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Waterway Improvement Fund, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

More information on all of our grant programs can be found online.


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