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Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Green Streets collaborative effort supports the implementation of the President’s Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order. It serves as a key component of the Chesapeake Bay Green Street-Green Jobs-Green Towns Initiative which supports local, grassroots-level greening efforts by towns and communities in urbanized watersheds that reduce stormwater run-off, through creation of “green streets", the increase in tree canopy, and the reduction of impervious surfaces.

Green Streets Funding can be applied anywhere in the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of EPA Region 3 and all of Maryland (excludes New York).

What this funds:

Design and implementation funds for practices which enhance green spaces in communities, including implementing urban green stormwater practices, increasing urban tree canopy, and replacing impervious surfaces with more permeable materials. One type of project that can include all three of these practices and increase a community’s sustainability is the “green street.” A green street:

• minimizes impacts on the surroundings through a natural systems approach incorporating a variety of water quality, energy-efficiency, and other environmental best practices;

• integrates a system of stormwater management features to increase infiltration and/or filtration of runoff, reduce flows, and enhance watershed health;

• reduces the amount of water that is piped directly to streams and rivers;

• makes the best use of the street tree canopy for stormwater interception as well as temperature mitigation and air quality improvement;

• encourages pedestrian and/or bicycle access; and

• provides an aesthetic advantage to a community.

White papers on innovative ideas for green infrastructure.


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:
Up to $50,000 for design projects
Up to $250,000 for implementation projects
Up to $25,000 for white papers

Is match required?
Match is encouraged but not required.

Deadline:
February 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Program Status

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

Grant Application Process

The Chesapeake Bay Trust's grant applications are all submitted though 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.*

Additional Resources

Questions & Technical Support

Jen Wijetunga
jwijetunga@cbtrust.org

(410) 974-2941 ext. 106