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Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant Program

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

About

Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants (CBIG) enable states the lie in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to meet the goals outlined in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, such as improving water quality.

Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant is detailed in a 6-year work plan. It relies on partnerships to help meet local goals. The CBIG is used to help fund water quality-based best management practices (BMP) projects and priorities under the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Support coordinated efforts and bring together stakeholders in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

  • Objective 2: Monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving Delaware’s TMDLs and Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

  • Objective 3: Accelerate implementation of cost-effective practices and enhance partnerships in the agriculture sector.

  • Objective 4: Accelerate implementation of cost-effective practices and utilize partnerships in the developed and natural sector.

  • Objective 5: Investigate and determine toxic contaminant levels within Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, and address as appropriate.

Terms

The CBIG requires a non-federal match component as part of the funding award to any grantee. The CBIG requires a 100% non-federal match in the form of non-federal funds, in-kind services and/or a combination of the two. For example, a BMP implementation project requesting $25,000 in CBIG federal funds must have a non-federal match of at least $25,000 in the form of cash funds, in-kind services and/or a combination of both. 

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Organization

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Image Credit

Anthony Chiado

Updated January 28, 2021

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