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.
- Chesapeake Bay Program's Grants and RFPs
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
- Clean Water Act Section 319
- Nonpoint Source Pollution
- Watershed Funding
- James River Water Quality Improvement Program
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!
- The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is a partnership between the Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to strategically invest in conservation actions to restore the Bay. Grant opportunities include Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants and Small Watershed grants.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training grants support Chesapeake watershed environmental education programs and professional development for teachers on Bay-related environmental topics. NOAA also provides funding to restore habitat for coastal and anadromous fisheries.
- The Chesapeake Bay Trust offers individual grant programs to support Chesapeake restoration and protection activities in Maryland.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a variety of grant programs and funding opportunities, as well as regional grants.
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!