Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant (CBIG)


Support Agency:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Program Contact:

Maryland DNR Chesapeake and Coastal Program

Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants (CBIG), awarded by the EPA to State/Signatory Jurisdictions, enable states the lie in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to provide resources for programs that improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Maryland focuses these funds on initiatives that reduce nonpoint source nutrient and sediment pollution, with a focus on the following four areas:
  • Technical Assistance & Implementation
  • Innovation/Contingency Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Tracking and Reporting

Support Type:


Available Funding:

Total funding for CBIG is about $4.6 million annually.

Funding Range:

Funded projects are in the range of $25,000 to $400,000. CBIG grants are three years with individual projects generally ranging from 10-12 months renewable each year.

Restoration Activity:

Restoration projects that target nutrient and sediment reductions, especially from nonpoint sources.


State agencies receive these federal grants to support long-term programs related to the control of nonpoint source pollution.

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