“Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs” Stormwater-management Grants in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Announced June 28, 2016

On June 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced grants awards totaling $803,489 for 17 stormwater-management projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including one project in Virginia.  The grants are under the “Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs” Grant Initiative, started in 2011 to support watershed protection, jobs creation, and community economic vitality through development of environmentally sustainable stormwater management projects.  The grants program is administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  This year’s grant recipients and the award amounts are the following.

Virginia
James River Association, $29,995 [to develop a green street concept for Minefee Street in Richmond].

Maryland
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc., $49,995
Blue Water Baltimore, $50,000
City of Salisbury, $75,000
Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, $58,780
Parks & People Foundation, $18,199
Southeast Community Development Corporation, $75,000
Town of Burkittsville, $24,986
Town of Capitol Heights, $30,000
Town of Edmonston, $74,720

Pennsylvania
Borough of Chambersburg, $115,269
County of Blair, $66,825
East Pennsboro Township, $35,000
Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County, $30,000
The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region, $29,760

Washington, D.C.
Environmental Law Institute, $20,000

West Virginia
Town of Bath, $20,000

More information on the “Green Streets” grant program and a complete list of project descriptions is available online from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, at www.cbtrust.org/grants/g3.

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