Happy Friday, everyone! We hope that you are looking forward to a great and restful weekend.
Winter is always a great time to plan your spring greening plans. Several grants and programs are open and we wanted to make sure that you knew about these great opportunities:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake and Coastal Grant is open. The deadline is February 14. These grants is looking for projects that achieve nonpoint source pollution reduction, reducing flood risk, enhancing resilency to climate change, working with students to increase outdoor learning and stewardship, or foster sustainable development with projects that benefit the boating public. Funding levels vary depending on the projects, but the requests can range from up to $500,000, depending on the proposal.
Here is the url: dnr.maryland.gov/ccs/Pages/
Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant is open. The deadline is March 19 at 4 p.m. Funding levels vary depending on the project, but the grants can range up to $15,000 for conceptual plans, up to $30,000 for engineering designed projects, up to $50,000 for community greening projects, and up to $100,000 for implementation projects. A match is encouraged but not required.
Here is the url for CBT’s Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant: https://cbtrust.org/
Baltimore City’s Environmental Control Board’s SAY YES! Program is open. Part of their BMORE Beautiful initiative, the SAY YES! program is a seasonal youth engagement grant program. Community based organizations can apply for a grant to engage up to 5 youth in their community on beautification projects. Youth can receive up to $500 for participating and engaging in activities under the direction of community leaders. There are four sessions: Spring Session (April 18-June 20), Summer Session (July 18-August 22), and Fall Session (Sept. 19-Nov. 21). For more information, email BMOREBeautiful@baltimorecity.
Looking for gravel and wood chips for your project? The Baltimore Green Network can help you, find free wood chips and gravel. But you will need to find transportation and labor to move the gravel and wood chips to your project. Contact Kim Knox, Baltimore Green Network’s Greening Coordinator at kimberley.knox@baltimorecity.