University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science / University System of Maryland Foundation

Special Fall 2015 Grants

Climate Program

$125,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

support for work to strengthen and improve Maryland’s climate change planning and policy work. Requested funds would support research and analysis, planning, and facilitation to inform the work of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.

Spring 2015 Grants

Climate Program

$113,625

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

for support of communications and outreach work on behalf of the Maryland Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, and to secure communications support for the Maryland Climate Change Commission.

Climate Program

$85,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

Funding for a climate policy expert to work as a facilitator for eight months to ensure ambitious and successful outcomes to the work of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.

Summer 2014 Grants

Chesapeake Bay Program

$5,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

Interim grant in support of UMCES’ Truitt Award Ceremony honoring Governor O’Malley and kicking off UMCES’ 90th anniversary celebration.

Special Fall 2013 Grants

Chesapeake Bay Program

$66,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

Support for research, convening, and communications to establish next generation benchmarks for
the Chesapeake Bay Restoration effort.

Summer 2013 Grants

Climate Program

$50,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

For the “Coordination Support for Adapting to Climate Change – Year 3” project, which promotes policies and practices that reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to a changing climate.  The project will support training and technical assistance to enable state and select local governments to better communicate about and develop improved climate resilience in both human and natural resources.

Climate Program

$100,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

for the “Climate Change Resilience Index for the Chesapeake Bay Report Card” project.  The Integration and Application Network at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences will work to enhance the communication of the effects of climate change impacts on natural resources important to the Chesapeake Bay.  The Network will also create a Climate Change Resilience Index to be included in the Chesapeake Bay Report Card.

Climate Program

$135,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

To assist the Maryland Department of the Environment in their Green Gas Reduction Act Plan Outreach campaign.  A statewide outreach campaign will be developed and implemented to improve participation in key greenhouse gas reduction strategies and support renewal of Maryland’s greenhouse gas reduction goals in 2016.

Spring 2013 Grants

Climate Program

$25,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

To fund a Summit on Climate Change that focuses on Maryland’s plan to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Summer 2012 Grants

Climate Program

$100,000

Cambridge, MD

www.umces.edu

to support the deployment of UMCES staff to work with MDE officials to accomplish Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan revisions, to organize and implement a targeted stakeholder outreach strategy, and to establish a comprehensive system for tracking GGRP implementation.

Spring 2012 Grants

Climate Program

$55,000

Cambridge, MD
www.umces.edu

Continued project support for a collaboration with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide technical support and coordination to State agencies and a number of counties to further the development of new laws, policies and outreach programs to reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to a changing climate.

Summer 2010 Grants

Promoting Policies and Practices for Sustainability

$50,000

Cambridge, MD
www.umces.edu

Enhance the ability of agencies and local governments to enact new laws, policies, and outreach programs that will assist the State of Maryland and her citizens to adapt to a changing climate.