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Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program

The Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Forever Maryland​ presents the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas.

Combined, this partnership has provided more than a million dollars over the past three decades to nonprofits, schools, land trusts and volunteer-based programs that work to protect natural resources while enhancing the lives of Maryland citizens and generations to come.

Applications will be accepted online for the next round of Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants October 1, 2021 through November 12, 2021.

Environmental Education, Community Initiatives and Cleanup Grants
These grants are available to nonprofits, schools and municipalities.

Land Trust Capacity, Excellence and Stewardship Grants
These grants are available to Maryland local land trusts.

For more information about the grants including guidelines, requirements and how to apply click here​.


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Important Dates and Details

  • Applications must be submitted online (Opens October 1).
  • Funds are to be used from March 30, 2022 to February 28, 2023.
  • Award winners will be announced on March 20, Keep Maryland Beautiful Day.
  • Grant money will be received by April 15, 2022, either through direct deposit or by check.
  • Grant Receipt Forms must be signed and returned within one month of receiving grant money.
  • Final grant reports are due within two months of the culmination of the project or by February 28, 2023.
  • Keep Maryland Beautiful Applications Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Which grant should I apply for? click here
  • For a brief summary of all four Keep Maryland Beautiful grants available, click here.


For additional information send emails to Dina@forevermaryland.org. Be sure to put the name of your organization in the subject line.

Congratulations to the 2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Recipients!

2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Award Winners and Projects

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