Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the
Maryland Department of Transportation,
Maryland Department of Agriculture as well as the
Chesapeake Bay Trust presents the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas.
Combined, this partnership has provided more than a million dollars over the past three decades to nonprofits, schools, land trusts and volunteer-based programs that work to protect natural resources while enhancing the lives of Maryland citizens and generations to come.
Applications will be accepted online for the next round of Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants September 1, 2023.
The Community Stewardship
These grants are available to nonprofits, schools and municipalities.
Capacity Building for Land Trusts
These grants are available to Maryland local land trusts.
Tree Planting on Agricultural Lands
Projects on individual private, commercial private, community-owned, nonprofit, and government owned property are eligible for funding.
Important Dates and Details
- Applications must be submitted online (Opens September 1). To apply
- The Application deadline is November 15, 2023
- Funds are to be used from March 30, 2023 to February 29, 2024.
- Award winners will be announced on March 20, Keep Maryland Beautiful Day.
- Grant money will be received by April 15, 2023, either through direct deposit or by check.
- Grant Receipt Forms must be signed and returned within one month of receiving grant money.
- Final grant reports are due within two months of the culmination of the project or by February 29, 2024.
Keep Maryland Beautiful Applications Frequently Asked Questions
- Which grant should I apply for?
The Chesapeake Bay Trust will be administering the "Keep Maryland Beautiful" Grants for the Maryland Environmental Trust.
For additional information send emails to Amber Cameron (
firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to put the name of your organization in the subject line.
Congratulations to the 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Recipients!
2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Award Winners and Projects