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Grants and Loans Center

DNR’s Technical and Financial Assistance Programs

DNR provides more than 40 technical and financial assistance programs. To help you navigate through them we have divided them into four main groups:

Grants and Loans

DNR 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 DNR Grants and Loans programs.

Tax Deduction, Credits and Incentives

Some of DNR’s programs have enacted legislation to provide tax incentives to the public who are interested in providing certain stewardship efforts.

Unique Scientific and Technical Research and Data

Many of DNR 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.

Specialized Educational Programs

DNR’s educational programs are widely diverse and target very specific material and audiences on a variety of natural resource subjects.

Included are; boating and firearm safety programs, K-12 school focused curriculums and programs 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.

DNR’s “educational” programs are not just informational. Stakeholders utilizing these resources have significant positive impacts on Maryland’s Natural Resources.

Additional Federal Dollars are available.

Many of the above programs use federal dollars that are then shared with local governments. This information is usually available on the programs’ individual website, or by using the Redbook Online which lists which specific federal funds are being utilized by what programs.

  • For a searchable database on DNR’s assistance programs as well as those available under other state agencies, please go to the Maryland’s Redbook Online
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