September 19, 2014

Grants for Watershed Restoration, Outreach Available via New Partnership

Montgomery County and the Chesapeake Bay Trust are offering a new grant program to support watershed restoration and outreach throughout the County. The goal of the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach program is to reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants. This is done through community-based restoration, including RainScapes practices, as well as implementing projects focused on public involvement through education, outreach and stewardship.

Non-profit organizations, including local watershed groups, community associations, service and civic groups, and faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply for grants up to $50,000 (with larger awards possible with prior approval). All projects must take place in Montgomery County, outside the municipalities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park.

Funding is available for three types of efforts: public outreach and stewardship projects, community-based stormwater runoff and water quality improvement practices, and RainScapes Neighborhood projects.

Applications are due on December 4 by 5 p.m.

See more details in the news release.