The Maryland Departments of Natural Resources, Transportation, and Agriculture, along with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, are partnering to accept applications for this year’s Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants program. These grants are offered annually to volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations, communities, and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, community stewardship, and the protection of natural resources in urban and rural areas. The deadline to apply for funding is November 15, 2023. Awards will be announced in March 2024. Keep Maryland Beautiful grants will be offered in the following categories: community stewardship grants for volunteer groups, nonprofits, local governments, and schools; capacity building grants for Maryland’s land trusts; and grants for nonprofits to implement forestry projects on agricultural land. About $318,000 is available for this year’s grant round. Funding for the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants is provided by the Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Department of Natural Resources; the Department of Transportation; and the Department of Agriculture, which is contributing funding for the first time. This year, the Chesapeake Bay Trust will administer the program’s grant application and award process. “I’m very excited about this year’s grant round as we welcome new and significant participation from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and […]
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