Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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. The Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund allows Maryland to accelerate Bay restoration by focusing limited financial resources on the most effective non-point source pollution control projects as identified in the State’s Tributary Strategies and the 2-Year Milestones. State agencies must work with our local and federal partners to administer funding through new and innovative approaches that leverage the funds to the greatest extent possible, target the funds to the most cost effective locations and practices, engage the community at large, and hold everyone accountable.
The Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund allows Maryland to accelerate Bay restoration by focusing limited financial resources on the most effective non-point source pollution control projects as identified in the State’s Tributary Strategies and the 2-Year Milestones. State agencies must work with our local and federal partners to administer funding through new and innovative approaches that leverage the funds to the greatest extent possible, target the funds to the most cost effective locations and practices, engage the community at large, and hold everyone accountable.
The Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS) is soliciting project proposals that will help address the impacts of climate-related hazards through the Community Resilience Grants Program (Resilience Grants). The Resilience Grants combine the funding previously available under CoastSmart and Green Infrastructure Resiliency Grant programs. Leveraging federal dollars with newly available state funds to address resiliency in Maryland, the state is better able to promote and support comprehensive, holistic planning and implementation projects through this new project solicitation. Projects can be proposed to address coastal impacts (storm surge, shoreline erosion, sea level rise, nuisance flooding, etc.), stormwater hazards, and floodplain flood risks. Proposals should address one of three project phases: Understand, Plan, or Implement.
The Department of Natural Resources administers several state and federal grant programs that support the general boating public in Maryland. Most of these grants are administered by the Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Center for Waterway Improvement and Infrastructure (the Center).
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.
As part of the State’s 2-Year Milestones, DNR 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 Kristen Fleming or call 410-260-8813 to discuss technical assistance and funding opportunities.
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. Awards provided to property owners and local governments for non-structural projects. If interested, contact Bhaskar Subramanian at 410-260-8786 to discuss technical assistance and funding opportunities.
Federal funding provided through the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 legislation which is designated for the acquisition of fee simple and other interests (e.g. easements) in land, low-cost construction projects (e.g. public access improvements) or habitat restoration projects. Additional documentation is required from NOAA before 306A projects can be approved. Section 306A funding must be matched 1:1 by non-federal fund sources.
In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the State will offer 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. Up to $35,000 per project is available on a rolling basis.
If you would like to be considered for funding, but do not think your project matches up with one of our open RFPs, we invite you to create a profile in CCS Grants Online and indicate that you would like to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI application is similar our other grant applications and you should follow the steps for submitting the LOI through to completion. While funding is not guaranteed, your LOI will help CCP staff try to match you with an appropriate funding source or recommend other resources that may be available. There is no deadline for letters of intent, they are accepted on a rolling basis.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401