Maryland’s Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS) administers a number of financial assistance programs that ​distribute federal and state funds to local governments for coastal planning and resource protection. CCS works with federal, state, and local partners to develop 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. Whether it’s helping communities prepare for climate change, restore local waterways, protect habitats, foster clean coastal industries or encouraging citizens to become caring stewards – the Chesapeake & Coastal Service constantly seeks ways to improve and increase the resources available at the local level to responsibly manage Maryland’s Chesapeake, ocean and coastal resources.

We invite you to use this site to get familiar with the grant programs, to learn more about previously funded projects and grant recipients, to view project solicitations and to apply for funding.


Find out about open project solicitations or other funding opportunities through programs managed by the Chesapeake & Coastal Service.

Learn more abou​t the funding sources and partners that help our Program be able to do what we do.

DNR provides a number of direct grant, project grant programs as well as reimbursement programs and low interest and no interest loans. Visit DNR’s Grants and Loans Center.

The Chesapeake and Coastal Grants Gateway provides a one-stop location for communities seeking technical and financial support for projects that foster healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient in the face of change.