Sustainable Maryland is a free and voluntary certification program for municipalities in Maryland that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life.
The mission of Sustainable Maryland is to enhance livability for all Marylanders by helping municipalities choose a direction for their sustainability efforts, improve access to resources needed to implement action, measure their progress, and gain recognition for their accomplishments.
We actively recruit town residents to participate in theseprograms. In addition, we partnered with University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center for PET Waste station projects (10) in the Town of Bladensburg as well as assisting five other municipalities. Our Clean and Green initiative with DHCD is ongoing with Big Belly trash receptacles with the installation of additional Big Bellyreceptacles in the collaboration areas. All included in our Sustainable Maryland Certified Portfolio.
AWS protects and restores the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. They believe by working together with community partners, we can create sustainable solutions that improve our communities, empower residents, and create economic prosperity that will result in a clean river. AWS wants to change the way people think about the Anacostia and make the river a destination.
The Heritage Area is managed by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. ATHA Inc. is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical, artistic, cultural, and natural resources of the Certified Heritage Area. ATHA Inc. performs its work through partnerships, programs and grant making. Our partnerships include Federal partners (Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Greenbelt National Park, and the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge); State Partners (MHAA, Department of Tourism) Regional Partners (Prince George’s Conference and Visitors Bureau, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County); and local partners, sites, and municipalities. Our participating municipalities are Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Edmonston, Berwyn Heights, Greenbelt, College Park, Mt. Rainier, Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park, University Park, the Beltsville area, Bowie, Cheverly, and unincorporated areas around Glenn Dale.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program, offering incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve storm water runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity and improve local streams and rivers.
Program Status: This program is currently OPEN. Fuds are available on a first come, first served basis and demand for the program fiscal has to be high.
What this funds: The Rain Check Rebate Program provides eligible applicants the opportunity to receive a reimbursement for installing approved storm water management practices. Homeowners, businesses, and nonprofit entities can recoup some of the costs of installing practices covered by the program. At this time, Bowie property owners are not eligible to participate in this program.
How much can be awarded: Up to $4,000 for residential property owners; up to $20,000 for industrial properties, commercial properties, multi-family dwellings, nonprofit organizations, homeowners associations, condominium associations, and civic associations. Projects whose costs exceed the rebate cap must have separate funding to pay the difference.
Are you a Non-Profit working on Residential Property? Non-profits working with residential property owners to install Rain Check Rebate Practices may be eligible for grant funding to receive pre-construction funds Contact the Rain Check Coordinator to discuss this operation before applying. For more information and to apply, visit https://cbtrust.org/grants/prince-georges-county-rain-check-rebate.
ECO City Farms at Bladensburg
ECO City Farms at Bladensburg is located on 3.5 acres of land formerly occupied by three multifamily apartment buildings. It provides healthy food for the residents of the adjacent subsidized housing complex and the larger “healthy food deprived” neighborhood. The farm employs permaculture and season-extension techniques to its large productive growing space.
The Weatherization Assistance Program, operated by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing and Building Energy Programs section, helps eligible low income households across the State of Maryland with the installation of energy conservation materials in their dwelling units. These measures both reduce the consumption of energy and the cost of maintenance for these homes. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Strategic Energy Investment Fund and participating EmPOWER Maryland utility companies.
The Town of Bladensburg and Prince George’s County, Maryland are providing Weatherization upgrades, funded by the Maryland Energy Assistance MEA and the Department of Housing Community Development DHCD grant program, at no cost (FREE) to the owner.
If qualified, this grant program is designed to save you money on monthly utility bills and make your home more energy efficient.