Maryland’s Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS) administers a number of financial assistance programs that ​distribute federal and state resources to local partners.  CCS works with federal, state, and local partners to develop innovative approaches that leverage the funds it administers 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. We constantly seek ways to improve and increase the resources available at the local level to responsibly manage Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, ocean and coastal resources, whether it be through helping communities prepare for climate change, restoring local waterways, protecting habitats  or encouraging students to become caring stewards. We invite you to use this site to get familiar with the funding programs, learn more about previously supported projects and recipients, view solicitations and 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.