Water Quality Project Grants Available to Local Nonprofits

Local nonprofits interested in projects to improve water quality in local streams and waterways can apply for grants from $30,000–$100,000 from the county’s Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program.

The program is a partnership between the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. It in intended “to reduce storm water runoff and pollutants through community-based projects, to broaden the diversity of people and groups involved and to support projects focused on education, outreach and stewardship,” according to a press release.

Proposed projects must be located outside the cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park. Up to $30,000 is available for public outreach or stewardship project, and up to $100,000 for community-based restoration projects. In addition, a new part of the program will provide grants up to $50,000 for litter-reduction projects in the Anacostia River watershed.

More information is available online, where interested participants also can register for a pre-application workshop, or by calling Jeffrey Popp at 410.974.2941, extension 103.

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