Keep Maryland Beautiful: Clean Up & Green Up Grant

Maryland Environmental Trust

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Predicted deadline: Nov 12, 2022

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Maryland

Location of residency: Maryland


The Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Forever Maryland Foundation presents four Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas.

Clean Up Green Up Maryland Grant

The Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grant was established to help community groups and nonprofit organizations statewide with neighborhood beautification activities that include litter removal, greening activities, community education, and citizen stewardship statewide.

Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to local groups and nonprofit organizations to develop community-based leadership and volunteer-based activities to eliminate litter and implement beautification and greening initiatives.

The objectives of the grants are:

  • To support the projects of community groups and nonprofit organizations that are actively engaged in improving the overall appearance of commercial districts and residential areas where people are living, working and visiting.
  • To support beautification projects that have litter removal and prevention strategies as a primary focus of improving the community and/or neighborhood.
  • To support community cleaning and greening activities that include but are not limited to creating and maintaining green space in downtown districts, establishing clean up teams and regular clean up events and beautification projects that improve the appearance of underutilized or vacant buildings.

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


  • Priority will be given to projects that target cleaning and beautification initiatives in existing communities and/or neighborhoods located within (in this order):
    1. DHCD’s designated Sustainable Community Areas,
    2. Maryland’s designated Priority Funding Areas, and
    3. other areas that are identified as hotspots for negative behaviors such as littering and illegal dumping.


  • Restrictions: Not for acquisition or development. 

This page was last reviewed October 14, 2021 and last updated October 14, 2021