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Proposal Solicitations

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Contact Information

Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone 410-260-8732
Fax 410-260-8739
customerservice.dnr@maryland.gov​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Funding Opportunities

Aquatic Resources Education Grants Program

Assist Maryland's public and private schools; provides funds for classroom, laboratory, and/or field projects for student and teacher training. Enables students to develop an appreciation of aquatic habitats by providing education materials, incentives, training and other opportunities.

Chesapeake and Coastal Grants Gateway

To assist Maryland’s communities, the Grants Gateway provides a single point of entry for organizations seeking technical and financial assistance to restore local waterways, increase their resilience to climate impacts, strengthen local economies, and to develop the next generation of environmental stewards. Grants are made possible with funding through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Coastal Resiliency Program, the Waterway Improvement Fund, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

Grants for Waterway Improvement

The Department of Natural Resources administers several state and federal grant programs that support the general boating public in Maryland.

Innovative Technology Fund

In partnership with the University of Maryland’s Maryland Industrial Partnership Program (MIPS), the State funds Research & Development projects focused on developing technologies that reduce nutrient and sediment pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, e-mail Sarah Lane or call 410-260-8788.

Natural Filters

As part of the state’s 2-Year Milestones, the department is responsible for implementing natural filters (forest buffers, wetlands, etc) on public land. Local governments who have land available and are interested in natural filters are encouraged to e-mail Dana Reiss or call 410-260-8825 to discuss technical assistance and funding opportunities.

Shore Erosion Control

Provides assistance to waterfront property owners in resolving shoreline and streambank erosion problems. Provides technical and financial assistance for design and installation of shoreline stabilization and streambank restoration projects. If interested, contact Bhaskar Subramanian at 410-260-8786 to discuss technical assistance and funding opportunities.

Watershed Assistance Grant Program (Watershed Planning & Design)

In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the state offers planning and design grants and technical assistance through the Watershed Assistance Grant Program to meet the needs of local governments and communities preparing to undertake a comprehensive restoration effort.