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Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program

Due to the snowstorm on March 20th the KMB awards announcement has been postponed until April 16th. Award money will be received by the last week of April and appear either as a director deposit in your organization's bank account or as a check in the mail. We apologize for the delay.

The Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development presents five Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas.

Combined, this partnership has provided more than a million dollars over the past three decades to nonprofits, schools, land trusts and volunteer-based programs that work to protect natural resources while enhancing the lives of Maryland citizens and generations to come.

Fall 2017 KMB Grants Closed November 15, 2017

Applications for the 2017 fall grant cycle closed Nov. 15, 2017. In total, $202,500 in funding will be awarded through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program in the spring of 2018. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and contingent upon receipt of state funds.

Important Dates and Details

  • Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017.
  • Applicants may only apply for one of the five grants.
  • Funds are to be from March 30, 2018 to February 28, 2019.
  • Award winners will be announced on Keep Maryland Beautiful Day on March 20, 2018.
  • Grant money will be received by March 30, 2018, either through direct deposit or by check.
  • Grant Receipt Forms must be signed and returned within one month of receiving grant money.
  • Final grant reports are due within two months of the culmination of the project or by February 28, 2019.

For additional information send emails to Be sure to put the name of your organization in the subject line.

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