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Funding Opportunities

Maryland Coastal Bays Currently has Two Funding Opportunities:

Research Grant Program:

MCBP is accepting grant proposals for the 2024 Implementation Grant Program. These grants are being offered to MCBP’s partners to assist in responding to the implementation of actions outlined in the Maryland Coastal Bays Program Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP). The CCMP represents a consensus of the best means needed to preserve the economic and ecological prosperity of the Coastal Bays for the future. The strategies in the plan include reachable scientific goals and the most effective means for implementing them. Applicants with questions or requiring technical assistance, please contact Science Coordinator Roman Jesien at

Implementation Grant Program 2024 RFP

Implementation Grant Application 2024

Mini Grant Program:

The MCBP Mini Grant Program seeks to support watershed-based community, science, and educational initiatives that align with CCMP action items. Through this funding opportunity, MCBP is seeking to engage new applicants and organizations from diverse communities in small-scale projects that enhance communities, engage residents, and, ultimately, improve natural resources.

Mini Grant RFP 2024

Applicants for the Mini Grant Program must submit a completed Budget-Management-Spreadsheet. Please download the spreadsheet and save as Applicant Name_Budget Submission. Applicants with questions or requiring technical assistance, please contact Education Program Manager Ellen Turnbaugh at

MCBP Research and Mini Grant Program funds are provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding. With BIL funding, the EPA will be making significant investments in the health, equity, and resilience of American communities and taking significant strides to tackle the climate crisis.

Contribute Online

Become a member of the Coastal Bays Foundation and donate online securely through PayPal. Your financial contribution will go toward protecting our watershed, its habitat, and wildlife. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; all donations are tax deductible.