The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program awards up to $5,000 to support activities at schools and non-profit organizations that help promote awareness of and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams. The Mini Grant Program is supported by a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Bay Watershed Education and Training Program.
Mini Grant Progam for 2012-2013 Environmental Education
Due to an extremely high demand for field trips and other school-related requests, the Trust will offer three Mini Grant Environmental Education deadlines during the next fiscal year: August 10, 2012, and January 11, 2013. The Trust is still unable to provide reimbursement funding; this means that project start dates must occur after the date of decision. Deadlines, decision dates, and acceptable project start dates are listed below.
Mini Grant Environmental Education Program Deadlines (no faxes or emails will be accepted):
|Deadline Date||Decision Date||Project Start Date|
|January 11, 2013, 5:00pm||March 8, 2013||no earlier than March 8, 2013|
Applications must be received by the Trust by the deadline date.
Examples of application and project timing:
- If your field trip occurs on March 1, 2013, you must apply by August 10, 2012, nine months in advance, in order to receive notification before your trip.
- If your field trip occurs on April 1, 2013, you can apply by any of the three deadlines. However, if you wait until the January 13, 2013, deadline, you will not find out until March 8, 2013, only about two weeks before your field trip. If you need more lead time for planning purposes, you should apply by the August 10, 2012 deadline.
*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.*
Grant Application Process & Contact Information
Applications are accepted online. For more information visit: www.cbtrust.org
Contact Kacey Wetzel at [email protected] with any questions regarding the new structure of the Mini Grant Program. 410-974-2941 x104