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Grant Opportunities

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grant Program

  • Contact Organization:
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  • National Park Services
  • Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grant Program
  • Goals:
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  • Projects at Gateways which help people understand the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 or a state or local government

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants

  • Contact Organization:
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  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Goals:
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  • Restore, enhance and protect finfish, shellfish and other living resources and their habitats; preserve, protect and restore critical habitats; achieve and maintain water quality; develop, achieve and promote sound land use practices, Promote individual stewardship and support implementation of the Tributary Strategies


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Nonprofit 501(c)3, local governments, soil and water conservation districts and planning district commissions

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

  • Contact Organization:
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  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Goals:
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  • Environmental education programs that provide "meaningful" Chesapeake Bay watershed experiences and provide teachers with professional development opportunities relating to the Chesapeake Bay


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community based and nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, interstate agencies and Indian tribal governments in the Chesapeake Bay

Community Based Restoration Program (CRP)

  • Contact Organization:
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  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Goals:
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  • Grassroots habitat restoration benefitting living marine resources


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Institutes of higher eduction, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, commercial and international organizations, state/local/tribal governments

Dominion Foundation

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Dominion Power
  • Dominion Foundation
  • Goals:
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  • Supports programs that improve the quality of life in those communities in which the company provides electricity or natural gas service or has significant facilities and business interests


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • All organizations recognized by the US Treasury Department as tax-exempt under section 501(c)3

FishAmerica Foundation

  • Contact Organization:
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  • FishAmerica Foundation
  • FishAmerica Foundation
  • Goals:
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  • On the ground habitat restoration benefiting fisher resources


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Public and private organizations, local/state/tribal governments

Migratory Bird Conservancy (MBC) Grant Program

  • Contact Organization:
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  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Goals:
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  • Conservation of bird habitats including acquisition, restoration and management


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Private individuals, organizations, government entities

Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Grants

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Goals:
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  • Creating and supporting long-term and sustained urban a d community forestry projects and programs at the local level


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • State agencies, local and regional units of government, approved nonprofit organizations 501(c)3, neighborhood associations, civic groups, public education institutions (college level) or community tree volunteer groups

Virginia Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee - Virginia Division of Legislative Services
  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee - Virginia Division of Legislative Services
  • Goals:
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  • Creating and supporting long-term and sustained urban a d community forestry projects and programs at the local level


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • State agencies, local and regional units of government, approved nonprofit organizations 501(c)3, neighborhood associations, civic groups, public education institutions (college level) or community tree volunteer groups

Virginia Classroom Grants - Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Resource Use Education Council and other state agencies
  • Virginia Resource Use Education Council and other state agencies
  • Goals:
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  • Restoration, enhancement, protection and monitoring projects and investigative or experimental design activities that foster academic success, reinforce responsible citizenship and giver children the tools they need to contribute to a healthy and enduring environment


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Any school or school division within the Commonwealth of Virginia is encourage to apply

Virginia Community Development Block Grants

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Goals:
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  • Projects must meet one of three national objectives: (1) activities benefiting low and moderate income persons, (2) activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, (3) activities designed to meet community needs having a particular urgency


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Eligible units of local government (non-entitlement communities only)

Virginia Lands Conservation Fund Grants

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Lands Conservation Foundation
  • Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
  • Goals:
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  • Conservation of special lands including open spaces and parks, natural areas, historic areas and farmland and forest preservation


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Agencies, localities, public bodies and registered (tax-exempt) nonprofit organizations

Virginia Outdoors Fund Grant Program

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Goals:
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  • Acquisition and development of public outdoor recreational areas and facilities


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Public bodies only. Towns, cities, counties, regional park authorities and state agencies

Virginia Program and Virginia Mini-grant Program

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Environmental Endowment
  • Virginia Environmental Endowment
  • Goals:
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  • Water quality research and monitoring, land and open space conservation, Chesapeake Bay fisheries conservation, research and education and environmental education


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Public and private schools (K-12) and nongovernmental, nonprofit community organizations

Virginia Recreational Trails Fund Program

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Goals:
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  • Providing and maintaining recreation trails and trail related facilities


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Private organizations, city governments, county governments, or other government entities. Federal government entities are eligible to participate if teamed with private trail groups and organizations

Virginia Transportation Enhancement Grants

  • Contact Organization:
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  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Goals:
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  • More choices for travel by providing funding for sidewalks, bike lanes and the conversion of abandoned railroad corridors in tor trails. May also be used to revitalize local and regional economies restoring eligible historic buildings, renovating streetscapes or providing transportation museums and visitor centers


  • Eligibility Requirements
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  • Local governments, state agencies, group or individual may initiate enhancement projects.
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