Chesapeake Bay Trust Environmental Education Grant Program


Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00pm to Thursday, December 2, 2021, 4:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 4:00pm

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce that the Environmental Education Grant Program is now open. This grant program seeks to fund programs and initiatives that advance environmental literacy and result in students having the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation to take informed and responsible actions to protect and improve the environment. 

Eligible projects for this funding opportunity fall under two tracks.

Track 1: Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Implementation: Proposals for up to $40,000 per year for up to three years for projects that focus on piloting (one-year requests) or embedding systemic (multiyear requests) MWEEs into school district’s curriculum. The MWEE model integrates best practices of environmental education pedagogy where students investigate local environmental issues through classroom and outdoor experiences, engage in problem solving, and take action to address their issue through projects and civic engagement.

Track 2: Environmental Literacy Capacity Building: Proposals for up to $40,000 for a year (latest project end date August 2023) for district or state-wide environmental literacy capacity building and collaboration efforts that advance environmental literacy, including MWEEs, within school district(s).

Deadline: Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4pm EST

Who can apply?: Maryland school districts, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, higher education institutions, community associations, and more.

Contact: Tara Drennan if you have any questions.