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Living Shorelines

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of the Environment, is soliciting proposals to create and promote living shorelines in Maryland. 

What this funds: 

This grant initiative is designed to reverse the trend of shoreline hardening by encouraging the creation of living shoreline restoration projects and by enhancing public awareness about the benefits of living shorelines.

Who can apply: Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations and more. See RFP for full list of organizations.
How much can be awarded: $100,000 for projects not based on or identified in a watershed plan.
Is match required? Match requirements differ based on nature of organization. Read full RFP for more information.
Deadline: The deadline was Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Program Status

This grant program is currently CLOSED. To view the RFP, click here.

*NOTE* Applicants are no longer required to have completed designs to request implementation funding.

Grant Application Process

The Chesapeake Bay Trust's grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s grant manager, Jen Wijetunga at 410-974-2941 ext. 106. *Please note: The Trust's grant system works best in Internet Explorer, especially when uploading documents.*


*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply several days prior to the deadline, due to potential for high website traffic on the date of the deadline.  Technical assistance for online application cannot be guaranteed on the deadline date.*

Questions & Technical Support

Jen Wijetunga
Chesapeake Bay Trust
410.974.2941 ext. 106