Chesapeake Bay Trust
Posted by on May 21, 2012
Chesapeake Bay Trust Invites Applications for Community Engagement and Restoration Grant Programs
Deadline: July 6, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is accepting applications for its Outreach and Community Engagement Grant Program and its Restoration Grant Program.
The Outreach and Community Engagement Grant Program provides support for projects designed to increase public understanding of watershed challenges, build ownership of local watersheds, engage more individuals and organizations in stewardship practices and projects, and expand the base of citizen support necessary to advance the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The program will support projects in one of two tracks: 1) Behavior Change Program Track — Applicants may request from $5,001 to $35,000 for projects that aim to change citizen behaviors in an effort to improve citizen stewardship of the bay watershed and its resources; and 2) Awareness Projects Track — Applicants may request from $5,001 to $15,000 for projects that aim to measurably increase citizen awareness and knowledge of issues and challenges in restoration of the bay watershed and its resources.
The Restoration Grant Program supports projects that provide accessible funds to organizations and agencies for demonstration-scale, community-based, on-the-ground restoration projects. Approximately $500,000 is available for the 2012-13 Restoration Grant Program. Applicants for projects identified in or based on a watershed plan may request up to $50,000. Applicants for projects not identified in or based on a watershed plan may request up to $25,000.
The trust welcomes requests from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; faith-based organizations; community associations; service, youth, and civic groups; municipal, county, regional, state, and federal public agencies; soil/water conservation districts and resource conservation and development councils; forestry boards and tributary teams; and public and independent higher educational institutions. The strongest proposals will show committed partnerships that provide funding, technical assistance, or other in-kind services to support the successful implementation of the project.
Visit the Chesapeake Bay Trust Web site for complete program guidelines and the application packets.
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