Chesapeake & Coastal Service

Marylandís Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS) administers a number of financial assistance programs that distribute federal and state funds to local governments for coastal planning and resource protection. CCS works with federal, state, and local partners to develop innovative approaches that leverage the funds to the greatest extent possible, target the funds to the most cost effective locations and practices, engage the community at large, and hold everyone accountable. Whether itís helping communities prepare for climate change, restore local waterways, protect habitats, foster clean coastal industries or encouraging citizens to become caring stewards Ė the Chesapeake & Coastal Service constantly seeks ways to improve and increase the resources available at the local level to responsibly manage Marylandís Chesapeake, ocean and coastal resources.

We invite you to use this site to get familiar with the grant programs, to learn more about previously funded projects and grant recipients, to view Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and to apply for funding.

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Smart, Green & Growing

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or other funding opportunities through programs managed by the Chesapeake & Coastal Service.

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Funding Sources and Partners

Learn more about the funding sources and partners that help our Program be able to do what we do.

Other DNR Grants and Loans

Other DNR Grants and Loans

DNR provides a number of direct grant, project grant programs as well as reimbursement programs and low interest and no interest loans. Visit DNRís Grants and Loans Center.

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CCS Grants Online

CCS Grants Online has been developed to reduce paper, streamline the application and reporting process, increase transparency and most importantly, help our partners find the resources that they need.

Requests for Proposals

  • CoastSmart Communities Grant - OPEN
  • Letter of Intent - OPEN
  • Not sure which funding source is right for your project?
    Login to CCS Grants Online to submit a LOI

    Proposal Guidelines and Application Instructions (CZM Grants)

    CoastSmart Grant RFP

    Contact Information

    Chesapeake & Coastal Service

    Maryland Department of Natural Resources

    Tawes State Office Building, E-2

    580 Taylor Avenue

    Annapolis, Maryland 21401

    Phone 410-260-8732

    Fax 410-260-8739