The Chesapeake Bay Trust is accepting applications for its Mini-Grants Program for Community Engagement.
The annual program is designed to engage Maryland residents in activities that enhance communities, engage residents, and improve natural resources in the state. Min-grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of community gardens that encourage use of the outdoors and education about natural resources; community clean-ups that benefit both communities and local waterways; projects that combine art with an increased awareness of stormwater issues such as storm drain stenciling or rain barrel installations; and tree plantings and other community greening projects, which have been shown to beautify communities, improve health via improved air quality, and reduce crime.
Matching funds are encouraged but not required.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, community association, faith-based organization, service or civic group, or municipal, county, regional, state, or federal public agency. The trust seeks to engage groups that have traditionally been under-engaged with environmental issues as well as new applicants and organizations from a diverse range of communities.
See the CBT website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.