Maryland Municipalities & Organizations Receive Vast Majority of G3 Grants

A June 18 press release announced that 24 municipalities and organizations in Maryland were among the 34 total recipients of Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Initiative (G3) grants for stormwater management retrofits.  Counties are also eligible to apply for G3 grants.  From the press release:

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced more than $3.7 million in grants to be provided to 34 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Initiative (G3). This program was created in 2011 to advance watershed protection and economic vitality through the development of stormwater management techniques, green jobs creation, and enhanced livability. Today’s announcement is the largest amount ever awarded in the program’s history and includes 24 recipients in Maryland, four in the District of Columbia, three in Pennsylvania, two in Virginia, and one in Delaware.  …

“Maryland has made a significant commitment to the G3 program because we believe strongly in supporting practices that promote green infrastructure and manage stormwater effectively,” said Maryland DNR Secretary Joseph Gill. “We know that in order to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, it is going to take a collaborative approach — involving urban cities, smaller municipalities, and local communities — to ensure that everyone is doing their part to make a difference.”  …

The Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant program is open to local governments, non-profit organizations, and neighborhood/community associations focused on green stormwater management retrofits such as green streets and urban tree canopy projects that enhance livability in urban areas. Awarded grants ranged from $10,000 smaller tree canopy efforts to large-scale impervious surface removal and green street development totaling $400,000.

The 24 Maryland grantees include:

  1.  Low Impact Development Center, Prince George’s County, MD: $46,935
  2. City of Mount Rainier, Prince George’s County, MD: $242,500
  3. City of College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $150,886
  4. City of College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $80,960
  5. Town of Forest Heights, Prince George’s County, MD: $202,940
  6. University of Maryland College Park, Prince George’s County, MD: $45,154
  7. Town of Marydel, Caroline County, MD: $47,460
  8. Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Baltimore City, MD: $58,010
  9. Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association, Baltimore City, MD: $10,000
  10. Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore City, MD: $250,000
  11. Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $114,342
  12. Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, Baltimore City, MD: $250,000
  13. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $249,913
  14. Civic Works, Inc., Baltimore City, MD: $50,000
  15. Baltimore Tree Trust, Baltimore City, MD: $220,520
  16. Blue Water Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD: $224,535
  17. City of Cambridge Department of Public Works, Dorchester County, MD: $399,560
  18. Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection & Sustainability, Baltimore County, MD: $15,000
  19. Town of Easton, Talbot County, MD: $13,557
  20. Izaak Walton League of America, Montgomery County, MD: $139,370
  21. Town of Betterton, Kent County, MD: $91,045
  22. Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 202, Carroll County, MD: $25,000
  23. Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Baltimore County, MD: $20,708
  24. City of Hagerstown – Department of Parks & Engineering, Washington County, MD: $170,000

The press release also quoted Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the awarding of 9 of the grants within the City:

“We are pleased to see so many grantees advancing greening efforts here in Baltimore City,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, where nine grants announced today will be implemented. “With the recently launched Growing Green Initiative (GGI), the City of Baltimore is a leader in urban greening efforts that enhance our community, create green jobs, and improve water quality. This program is a great testament to what can be achieved if nonprofits and local governments work together to manage environmental challenges and improve their communities collectively for the better.”


G3 Grant Information