The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program awards grants of up to $5,000 to support activities at schools and nonprofit organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia that help promote awareness of and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.
Due to extremely high demand for field trips and other school-related requests, the Trust will offer three Mini Grant Environmental Education deadlines during the next fiscal year: June 10, 2011, August 12, 2011, and January 13, 2012. The Trust is still unable to provide reimbursement funding; this means that project start dates must occur after the date of decision.
Requests for support for community engagement and restoration projects will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to continue to observe the trusts’ “six-week rule” and submit their application at least six weeks prior to the project start date.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; faith-based organizations; community associations; service 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 education institutions.
Chesapeake Bay Mini Grants