2023-24 Chesapeake Gateways Network Grants Application Announced!

2023-24 Grant Cycle Now Open

We’re pleased to announce that the grant application cycle for the second round of Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network grants has opened!

Join National Park Service Chesapeake for an orientation to this year’s thematic focus and a walkthrough of the application process. Learn what is required and recommended in this year’s cycle. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter.

Get a jump on the application process by joining us for this application overview!

Chesapeake Gateways Grants Application Overview

September 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET.  

We hope that you will be able to join us via Zoom! Registration is not necessary; please join via this link at the webinar start time.

What is the application deadline? 

The application period will be open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 3, 2023.

What projects will this fund?  

Projects must be located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and clearly identify a connection to one or both of the following strategic themes:

  • Advancing a Major Inclusive Interpretive Initiative with an Equity Lens, and
  • Promoting Resilient Communities & Landscapes Through Tourism, Sustainability, Conservation, & Local Economies.

How much estimated funding is available? approximately $1,000,000

What is the expected award amount? An estimated range of $25,000 to $150,000Who is eligible to apply?

00 – State governments
01 – County governments
02 – City or township governments
04 – Special district governments
05 – Independent school districts
06 – Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
07 – Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
08 – Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
11 – Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
12 – Nonprofits having a 501 (c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
13 – Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
20 – Private institutions of higher education
22 – For profit organization other than small businesses
23 – Small businesses

Who is presenting?  

Eddie Gonzalez, NPS Chesapeake Gateways, Director of Partnerships and Grants 

How do I apply? 

For more details and a link to the application, go to: Chesapeake Gateways Grants – Chesapeake Bay Watershed (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov).

If you have any questions, please email us at Chesapeake_grants@nps.gov.