Grants and Loans
Southern Maryland RC&D has several grant information resources available for public use. We recently subscribed to GrantStation, an internet-based grant research and information service. Anyone may contact us to set up an appointment to come to the RC&D office and conduct online searches for both private and government grant resources. There is no charge for this service but it may only be accessed at our Leonardtown office. We will regularly post information about available grant resources. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date information. In the meantime, please review the following websites for interesting grant opportunities:
Chesapeake Bay Trust: The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Trust is to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the water quality and aquatic and land resources of the Chesapeake Bay region and other aquatic and land resources of the State. The Trust will engage residents of the region in programs that lead to actions that measurably improve local communities and increase resource stewardship.
FishAmerica Foundation: The mission is to unite the sportfishing and boating industry with non-endemic corporations, foundations and government agencies to invest in fisheries and habitat in the U.S. and Canada. In support of this mission, the FishAmerica Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations and grassroots, conservation entities to enhance fish populations, restore fisheries habitat, improve water quality, and advance fisheries research to improve sportfishing opportunities for millions of Americans and to help ensure that future generations also have the opportunity to enjoy recreational fishing.
GRANTS.GOV is an excellent source for information on Federal grants. Using this website, organizations can find and apply for over $400 billion in grants from every Federal agency.
MARBIDCO, is a quasi-public economic development organization chartered by the State of Maryland and headquartered in Annapolis. Its mission is to help Maryland's (typically small and family-owned) farm, forestry, and seafood businesses to prosper through the provision of targeted financial and other services that helps retain existing resource-based industry production and commerce, promote rural entrepreneurship, and nurture emerging or expanding agricultural enterprises.
SARE, or Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, has numerous grant opportunities for research and education, professional development, producers, on farm research/partnership, and sustainable community innovation.