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Grants & RFPs

The Bay Program and its partners offer multiple grant opportunities to help fund restoration projects of all sizes across the Chesapeake watershed.

Current Opportunities

  • 2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program:

    The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) seeks applications for the 2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. This opportunity closes February 1, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Proposals received after this time may not be considered.

    The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Therefore, the primary focus for applicants should be protection and stewardship of the landscape that comprises the watershed, rather than restoration of degraded habitats or projects with a strictly water quality improvement outcome. This goal will be achieved by:

    • Developing funding mechanisms, plans, or other strategies to implement large-scale watershed protection, source water protection, green infrastructure, or related landscape conservation objectives;
    • Building the sustainable organizational infrastructure, social support, and long-term funding commitments necessary to implement large-scale protection of healthy watersheds; and
    • Supporting innovative or catalytic projects that may accelerate funding for or implementation of watershed protection efforts, or broadly advance this field of practice.
    (Closing Date: 02/01/2017)
  • FY2016 Technical Analysis and Programmatic Evaluation Support to the Chesapeake Bay Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicants to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partners with a proposal(s) for providing technical analysis and programmatic evaluation support for the CBP partnership in support of the implementation of the most cost-effective, efficient, and targeted nutrient and sediment reduction actions for the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Proposals will also provide for technical support for the targeted implementation of actions in support of reaching the goals and outcomes of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. (Closing Date: 11/26/2016)
  • Developing a Methodology for Measuring the Local Leadership Outcome of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed:

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a contractor to assist in developing a methodology for establishing a baseline of performance and process for measuring progress towards the Local Leadership Outcome and, ultimately, the Stewardship Goal identified in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.  The goal of this effort is to better understand and be able to support the number of local governments that participate in Chesapeake Bay restoration activities, as well as the level of knowledge and capacity of those participating governments’ local officials.

    (Closing Date: 11/04/2016)

Grant Opportunities

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