Planning & Design Grants


Rain Garden

Watershed Assistance Grant Program

In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Collaborative requests proposals for technical planning and design assistance associated with protection and restoration programs and projects that lead to improved water quality in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Maryland Coastal Bays. Planning projects include watershed characterization, survey, assessment, action plans, or financing plans. Design requests are accepted for the full suite of non-point source best management practices.


The partners invite local governments and non-profit organizations to submit requests for this assistance.


Click here for more grant details or to see a list of preferred contractors.




"The Sassafrass River Association (SRA) spent the past year developing a scientifically-based Sassafrass Watershed Action Plan (SWAP) to serve as the blueprint for restoration efforts. Early on SRA identified key partners and funding through the Watershed Assistance Collaborative to support this effort. SRA could never have completed the SWAP in one year without the support of the Collaborative and our SWAP partners."

- Kim Kohl, Executive Director,
Sassafrass River Association