Anne Arundel County Forestry Board and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a partnership to provide small community-based grants (up to $2,500) to help communities and organizations increase the number of trees and tree canopy in neighborhoods, parks, and communities throughout Anne Arundel County.
Donor Name: Chesapeake Bay Trust
County: Anne Arundel County (MA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing
Grant Size: $2,500
Grant Duration: 12 months
The goal of the Anne Arundel County Forestry Board (Board) is to conserve and enhance the County’s natural resources by good forest management practices and resident awareness. Neighborhood by neighborhood, community stewardship projects are helping to raise public awareness about the health of our region’s tree canopy, watersheds, air quality, streams, rivers, and the Bay, as well as the steps that can be taken to restore and protect them. By increasing tree cover and expanding green areas, the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service reports that erosion can be reduced, water and soil quality can be improved, airborne pollutants such as particulates, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide can be filtered, and summer temperatures, ozone pollution, and energy use can be reduced. In addition, adding trees to a community has clear economic benefits. Studies show that urban trees and green space play an important role in providing a higher quality of life, enhancing local economic development opportunities, and increasing property values.
- Funding Availability: The Forestry Board and the Trust anticipate total funds available in FY22 of up to $20,000. Applicants may request up to $2,500 to complete their project.
- Project Timeline: Projects must be completed within 12 months upon receipt of the award. Requests to extend project completion period will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Forestry Board and the Trust welcome requests from the following organizations:
- 501(c)3 Private Nonprofit Organizations
- Faith-based organizations
- Community Associations
- Service and Civic Groups
- Municipal, County, Regional, State, Federal Public Agencies
- Soil/Water Conservation Districts & Resource Conservation and Development Councils
- Forestry Boards
- Public and Independent Higher Educational Institutions
For more information, visit Mini Grant Program.