The Chesapeake Bay Trust has issued an RFP for the Anne Arundel County Forestry and Forested Land Protection grant program.
Through the program, and in partnership with the county government, grants will be awarded in support of forestry projects and land protection in the county. Three types of projects will be supported through the program: reforestation/afforestation of lands already protected, protection of lands already forested, and reforestation/afforestation and protection of lands that are currently uneased and unforested. While all tree planting projects will be considered, priority will be given to reforestation projects in the targeted watershed areas.
Up to $250,000 is available in this funding round. Matching funds are encouraged but not required.
Eligible applicants include land trusts, community associations, service and civic groups, faith-based organizations, public agencies, public and independent institutions of high education, and nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (e.g., those focused on conservation).
See the Chesapeake Bay Trust website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.