Funding Opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

EPA provides financial assistance to the Bay jurisdictions through several grant and loan programs under the Clean Water Act. These programs include Section 117 (Chesapeake Bay), Section 319 (Nonpoint Source) and Subchapter VI (Clean Water State Revolving Fund). Bay jurisdictions include Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

EPA also provides financial assistance through grants administered by various non-governmental organizations such as the National Fish and Wildlife Federation and Chesapeake Bay Trust.

For more information, please view the following links.

The Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission has created a Grant Matrix with funding opportunities that may be applicable to fund projects in the Upper James River Watershed. The matrix provides grantees with a go-to source of important information in one place. See what opportunities might be available for you!

Regional Commission Grant Matrix

Additional Opportunities

Urban BMP Funding

Interested in having a BMP installed on your home's property? Virginia's Conservation Assistance Program is run by your local Soil and Water Conservation District to help implement a BMP project on your property. Check out this VCAP brochure to learn more. You can also visit the VCAP website to contact your local SWCD and get started with your project!

Want to develop a cost estimate for your at-home BMP project? Check out these Budget Templates to help guide your planning process!