Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program

Chesapeake Bay Trust

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Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $300,000

Next anticipated deadline: Dec 7, 2019 1:00pm PST (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 28, 2020 1:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Location of residency: Maryland

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Note: Applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding. It is recommended that site visits be scheduled by November 10 to allow sufficient time to visit the site and receive feedback for your submission.

The Anne Arundel County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a grant program to support watershed restoration projects and programs throughout Anne Arundel County. This program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program will fund projects to reduce pollutants through the implementation of watershed restoration practices. All projects will be evaluated by a Technical Review Committee. Projects must accomplish on-the-ground restoration at a competitive cost per impervious acre treated or other metric that will help the County meet local water quality and runoff reduction improvement goals. 

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program provides implementation costs for water quality projects to help restore and protect the local rivers and streams of Anne Arundel County.

Funding partners will support the construction of the following types of watershed restoration implementation projects to achieve reductions of storm flow and pollutants to County waterways:

  • Bioretention cells, bioswales, rain gardens, and other low impact development stormwater practices
  • Stormwater wetland and marsh creation and enhancement
  • Stream and wetland restoration
  • Regenerative conveyance systems (coastal plain outfalls, step pool storm conveyance, etc.)
  • Living shorelines (on community or public property with Inspection and Maintenance Agreement)
  • Green roofs

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Funding partners welcome requests from 501(c) non-profit organizations, such as:
    • Local watershed groups
    • Community associations
    • Service, Youth, and Civic groups and
    • Faith-based organizations
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible to propose projects on private property or on public school properties, with assurance that the landowner is in support of the project.
  • Applicants must contact the Trust to arrange a site visit between Trust and funding partner staff before applying for funding.


  • Preference will be given to projects showing matching contributions of funds or in-kind services from project partners and other sources.


  • Funding partners are not able to support projects that are required under an existing or pending regulatory process or permit, are required for mitigation, or are required by a regulatory authority for any other reason.It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to determine if any regulatory requirements or conditions exist prior to applying for the grant.
  • Projects will not be permitted in road or utility right-of-way areas; inlets and outfalls that cross these right-ofways are subject to County approval.