The Department of Natural Resources provides more than 40 technical and financial assistance programs.
To help you navigate through them we have divided them into four main groups:
The Department of Natural Resources provides a number of direct grant, project grant programs as well as
reimbursement programs and low interest and no interest loans.
Some are federal funds matched by state dollars and some state funds often
matched by local dollars. This section will review the Department of Natural Resources Grants and Loans programs.
Some of the department’s programs have enacted legislation to provide tax incentives to the public who are interested in providing certain stewardship efforts.
Many of the departments programs offer the public a unique variety of scientific expertise, research and data products include Geographic Information System (GIS) products that are available no where else.
Most of this data and technical assistance has a significant financial value but is provided at no cost or very low cost to the public.
The department's educational programs are widely diverse, covering a variety of
natural resource subjects and some target very specific material and
Included are boating and firearm safety programs, K-12 school focused
programs and instructional resources, as well as technical land
planning assistance and scientific resources to help landowners, boat
owners, hunters, hikers, fishermen and all citizens be better stewards
of Maryland’s natural resources.
The Department of Natural Resources “educational” programs are not just informational. Stakeholders
utilizing these resources have significant positive impacts on Maryland’s Natural Resources.
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