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FY 2018 - Only 1 black nonprofit awarded a grant out of $1,388,080 million

FY 2017 - $2,051,010 awarded

FY 2016 - $1,350,000 awarded

FY 2015 - $1,050,000 awarded

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Prince George's County Stormwater Grant Awardees - FY 18

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The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and our partners Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) and Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake (IPC) will increase the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) that create wildlife habitat and address stormwater pollution at places of worship in Prince George's County.

$41,465.00

The Town of Edmonston - The project consist of 2 phases. Phase 1 includes design and construction of 8 curb side rain gardens located on 46th Ave between Ingraham Street and Lafayette Streets, second phase will address the older section of 46th Ave.

$148,000.00

Anacostia Riverkeeper - This Project will reduce trash in the Anacostia River watershed through the the design, fabrication and installation of  one Bandalong Litter Trap in  Guillford Run in the  Prince George's County waterway of the Anacostia River watershed.

$214,985.00

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) will train teachers at faith institutions about watershed stewardship so that they may teach the youth in their communities.

$19,214.00

University of Maryland College Park (EFC) Environmental Finance Center intends to expand upon the first year of the EFC's Pet Waste Education Campaign, an outreach, education, and infrastructure effort designed to increase awareness about the issue of pet waste pollution and to encourage residents to pick up their pets' poop.

$100,000.00

Global Health and Education Project - The Family Tree Adoption Program is a grassroots program that provides free native trees or shrubs to private homeowners in Prince George's (PG) County, Maryland.

$50,000.00

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) will engage faith community members in training and capacity support to increase stormwater management and watershed protection actions, particularly within the Alternative Compliance Program (ACP).

$32,378.00

Anacostia Riverkeeper - The Arundel Canal Bandalong project was originally funded in FY 2017. Additional funds are sought to complete a full year of maintenance on the Bandalong.

$19,750.00

CENTRO DE APOYO FAMILIAR - Aguas Sana-Familias Sanas/ Healthy Waters: Healthy Families is a project in collaboration with Latino faith based community organizations to raise awareness across the Prince George's county Latino communities about the stormwater issues and to increase the number of Prince George's county Latino homeowners participating in the rain barrels rebate program.

$30,000.00

The Neighborhood Design Center requests funds for the ongoing Stormwater Savvy program, which provides community-engaged design creating community space landscape master plans with a stormwater best practice lens. 

$27,689.00

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. - The TFSP program is a collaboration between the Alliance, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and congregations in Prince George's County. We will engage 20 congregations in planting 5 trees on their properties using volunteers.

$30,000.00

Anacostia Watershed Society - In order to connect students and teachers to stormwater projects on their campuses and support environmental literacy implementation in PGCPS, the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) will continue to collaborate with local partner organizations to implement the Treating and Teaching program.

$384,057.00

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC's) Stormwater Stewardship Program will install stormwater runoff projects at three sites and restore streambank forest buffers at five sites. 

$150,000.00

Anacostia Watershed Society - Support from the Prince George's County Stormwater Stewardship program will enable the Anacostia Watershed Society to develop and implement two six-week Watershed Stewards Academy courses in Prince George's County during the spring and fall of 2018.

$15,000.00

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation, Inc. This project will scale-up CKAR's recent tree canopy pilot project resulting in the planting and maintenance of 320 native trees (most 7-12' tall and 1-1/2" caliper) in priority areas identified in county-commissioned technical reports and strategies. 

$125,542.00

FY 2018 TOTAL

$1,388,080.00

 

Prince George's County Stormwater Grant Awardees - FY 17

Amount

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake - To develop and implement faith-based “train the trainer” sessions for ten congregations and provide technical assistance for twenty congregations to implement the Alternative Compliance Program options two and three.

$51,010

Neighborhood Design Center - Provide technical assistance services for future applicants in year four (FY18) of the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship grant program.

$27,363

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin -  To implement the Score Four Students, Schools, Streams and the Bay program that will engage 209 Northwestern High School (Hyattsville) students and 540 Accokeek Academy (Accokeek) students in watershed investigations and action projects.

$60,189

Greenbelt Homes, Inc. - To implement stormwater management practices in the neighborhood and engage the City of Greenbelt residents in watershed restoration

$101,935

Anacostia Riverkeeper - To implement the first “trash trap” in Prince George’s County. This device will collect and remove trash from the stream, educate the community about the trash trap and its installation in the Arundel Canal, and provide one year of maintenance.

$200,000

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. - To lay the groundwork for a future Prince George’s County RiverWise program.

$33,322

REAL School Gardens - To train and support students and teachers at three elementary schools in Prince George’s County to use outdoor classrooms, engage students, and provide meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs).

$100,000

Town of Cheverly - To design, engineer, and construct four micro-bioretention practices and plant trees at Boyd Park in the Town of Cheverly, Maryland.

$121,833

End Time Harvest Ministries - Provide citizen engagement using a rain garden planting event for the Wellness Ambassadors, students, and citizens that will learn how local actions can improve the community health and clean local streams.

$16,415

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund - To provide citizen engagement, outreach to the Latino community, and to implement the Latino River Festival.

$11,791

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission - To implement stormwater management practices, plant trees, remove invasive species, and engage citizens at up to seven parks and community centers in the Anacostia watershed.

$250,000

Clean Water Fund - To provide a social marketing campaign for homeowner stormwater management and Rain Check Rebate outreach in the Town of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

$42,402

People for Change Coalition;: To provide outreach that will increase the homeowner association engagement in the Rain Check Rebate program.

$44,151

The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. - To develop a master plan in the Port Towns area that outlines the stormwater solutions in a concept plan that will be used to implement the projects.

$60,000

DuVal High School - To implement a high visibility rain garden at DuVal High School in Lanham, Maryland.

$26,207

University of Maryland College Park - To develop a Prince George’s County Pet Waste Education Campaign that will provide outreach, citizen engagement, pet waste station installations, and develop an assessment management tool.

$135,000

People for Change Coalition - To implement a pet waste campaign that includes education and outreach for the citizens, pet waste station installations, and maintenance and monitoring.

$68,432

Anacostia Watershed Society - To launch the Prince George’s County Conservation Green Earth program—an innovative pilot program, which combines stormwater management projects with meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs), teacher professional development, integration of environmental material into curriculum, provides training for teachers and maintenance staff, and implements small practices on school grounds.

$500,000

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund;: To provide citizen engagement for the Latino community and Latino-serving organizations in the Anacostia watershed through workshops, demonstration projects, and an outdoor activity.

$29,497

CENTRO DE APOYO FAMILIAR - To provide citizen engagement to the Latino community and faith-based community organizations through workshops and training seminars. This project will support the Alternative Compliance Program options two and three.

$30,333

People for Change Coalition - Provide technical assistance for four faith-based organizations. This project will support the Alternative Compliance Program options two and three.

$41,130

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation, Inc. -  To develop a pilot tree planting program for residential properties and neighborhoods.

$50,000

Prince George’s Green - To increase tree canopy in the County through partnerships with municipalities, citizens, and businesses, and test innovative outreach efforts to enhance tree plantings on private residential properties.

$50,000

FY 2017 TOTAL

$2,051,010

 

Prince George's County Stormwater Grant Awardees - FY 16

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ECO City Farms - ECO City Farms will divert, capture and recycle water from various impervious and pooling surfaces on our urban farm in Edmonston and direct it to a grey water processing system for reuse.

$45,000.00

University of Maryland College Park - This project provides environmental education about low impact development techniques in use at Branch Avenue In Bloom Urban Farm.  Students on the verge of entering the workforce and our youngest community activists in training will see how stormwater management practices look beautiful while still being functional.

$80,000.00

Clean Water Fund - Social marketing program targeting underserved communities in Prince George's County, initially a segment of the Watts Branch in Capitol Heights. Goals include educating homeowners about stormwater and its impact on communities and waterways, adopting watershed-friendly practices at residential properties, and promoting the county's Rain Check rebate program.

$25,257.00

Suitland Civic Association - The Suitland Rain Barrel Project will bring awareness to the Suitland Community about the benefits of rain barrels and also educate them on the County Rain Check Rebate Program. 

$35,000.00

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund - partnership with the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center to engage Latino youth by increasing their awareness and capacity to respond to the problem of trash and litter in their communities.

$22,500.00

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek - Design and build LID/ESD projects in Quincy Run Watershed vicinity.  Incomes of property owners are inadequate to cover owner cost of projects otherwise eligible for Raincheck Rebates. 

$114,227.00

City of Hyattsville - This project consists of the installation of a rain garden, meadow plantings, tree installation and a seating areas. 

$20,431.00

People for Change Coalition - Faith-based Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance  to build the capacity of 5 churches in Prince George's County to apply for Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) grants around community engagement and water restoration, and increase their knowledge of stormwater stewardship.

$35,000.00

Anacostia Riverkeeper - seeks to install structural stormwater best management practices in Prince George's County to improve water quality in the Anacostia Watershed. Specifically, Anacostia Riverkeeper will partner with three houses of worship in Prince George's County and install stormwater harvest and re-use systems featuring high-volume cisterns, first flus prefilters and water end use. 

$27,715.00

Accokeek First Church of God - The project will develop and implement an alternative compliance program for the church to ensure we receive the 100% impervious cover fee reduction available by including: 1) design and construction of two stormwater BMPs (one wet swale for the parking lot and one raingarden for the main church building); 2) outreach workshops on the impacts of individuals

$75,000.00

Union Bethel AME Church - The project will develop and implement an alternative compliance program for the church to ensure we receive the 100% impervious cover fee reduction available by including: 1) design and construction of two stormwater BMPs (one wet swale for the parking lot and one rain garden for the main church building); 2) outreach workshops on the impacts of individuals activities on water quality including the Rain Check Rebate Program

$128,381.00

University of Maryland College Park Foundation - The purpose of this project is to conduct an environmental assessment of the University of Maryland Golf course and to make stormwater improvements to the parking lot. 

$124,770.00

Parkdale High School - This project will mitigate stormwater runoff through the design and creation of green infrastructure. It will provide hands-on stormwater stewardship education and community mentorships for Parkdale High School students.

$200,000.00

New Hope Educational Institute - We propose to replace 12,353.25 square feet of impervious asphalt into permeable pavers in the New Hope Academy parking lot in Landover Hills, MD.

$125,000.00

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin - ICPRB's Score Four for Students, Schools, Streams and the Bay program will involve 400 students and 5 teachers from Northwestern High School (Adelphi), Parkdale High School (Riverdale), and the Academy of Health Sciences (Largo) in a series of watershed lessons and investigations that culminate in Student Sustainable Stormwater Action Projects at each school. 

$61,938.00

The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. - The proposed Rain Check Rebate Resource Center at Behnke's Nurseries is an eye-catching display showcasing the County's rebate program intended to engage county residents, particularly those already interested in gardening and home improvement activities.

$8,423.00

Neighborhood Design Center - provide technical assistance to applicants of the Prince George's County Stormwater Stewardship Grant. Assistance will include project feasibility assessments, design products, and grant application guidance. Technical assistance will be provided in an effort to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of projects, thereby maximizing the impact of the grant program in fiscal year 2017

$24,432.00

Neighborhood Design Center - The Stormwater Savvy program creates action-oriented design plans that are water and people friendly , improving water quality while also improving that community's engagement with the landscape.  NDC will provide master plan design support and environmental engagement to 7 groups in Prince George's County.

$50,000.00

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. - The TFSP program is a collaboration between the Alliance, IPC, and congregations in Prince George's County to engage 15 congregations in planting 450 trees across their properties and an additional 6 congregations in planting 300 trees on public/private properties to increase urban tree canopies and promote riparian buffer restoration.

$131,926.00

Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. - Community Partnerships for Environmental Action & Sustainability (COPEAS) is a novel, 24-month-long, hybrid environmental action program that interweaves multicultural citizen awareness and engagement with a mid-sized water quality restoration project.

$15,000.00

FY 2016 TOTAL

$1,350,000.00


Prince George's County Stormwater Grant Awardees - FY 15

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Alice Ferguson Foundation - This grant funds the development of a clean water educational course for citizens who are interested in obtaining stormwater management jobs.

$23,836

City of District Heights - This grant will support the design and installation of a highly visible rain garden to allow the area to better handle stormwater runoff while promoting green infrastructure.

$34,862

Town of Landover Hills - Funding through this project will install rain gardens, a bioretention swale, and permeable pavers as a centerpiece in a community park

$126,578

The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. - This project will provide a highly visible demonstration area for the seven stormwater practices promoted by Prince George’s County's Rain Check Rebate Program.

$55,895

Town of Forest Heights - This grant will train a team of high school students to water, weed and mulch 500 street trees as well as educate homeowners about the benefits of trees on their own properties.

$49,794

Anacostia Watershed Society - This grant will educate and train residents in watershed protection issues and empower them to design and implement projects that prevent stormwater runoff and engage additional community members.

$48,000

City of College Park - This project will treat stormwater flowing from roadways and demonstrate the use of bioretention, tree planting, and tree boxes for improved stormwater management.

$66,180

City of Greenbelt -  This project will include the redesign, retrofit, and treatment of impervious surface, replacing it with low impact development techniques and environmental site design practices.

$187,700

Pheasant Run Home Owner’s Association, Inc. - This grant will fund a citizen engagement campaign focused on erosion, stormwater runoff, and pet waste reduction.

$11,730

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay - This initiative will include workshops to educate faith leaders on stormwater runoff and provide tools to help congregations overcome technical and financial obstacles to project implementation.

$25,000

The Empowerment Institute - This grant will remove 20,000 square feet of existing asphalt and replace it with stormwater facilities with native plants to help filter and store rain water.

$152,145

Neighborhood Design Center - Funding will assist community groups, small municipalities, schools, and faith based organizations with creating a comprehensive plan for how they can retain and treat stormwater on their property, rather than having it flow into storm drains and local waterways.

$79,308

Alice Ferguson Foundation - This grant includes construction of a rooftop rainwater collection system and cistern, rain garden and bioswale as well as educational programming for students, teachers, and Prince George’s County residents.

$188,972

FY 2015 TOTAL

$1,050,000

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