CGA Applicant Form

Welcome to the Community Green Access (CGA) mini-grants application portal! CGA offers financial and technical support from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to local groups seeking to connect their community members to nature.

By participating in the CGA mini-grant, awardees will receive the resources to help build their long-term capacity for environmental stewardship and project support in the form of online tools, project technical assistance, and more.

You may return to this application at any point. If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor, please upload a Letter of Support or Memorandum of Agreement (MOU). A copy of the RFP can be found here.

This application should take no longer than 1-2 hours. 


  • 501(c)(3)’s, tribal organizations, or community based organizations with fiscal agents with 501(c)(3) status
  • Organizations led by and/or or based in overburdened or marginalized communities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and are directly engaging said community members through the proposed project
  • Organizations with an annual operating budget under $1,000,000
  • Application maximum budget of $20,000
  • GAAP audit (where a GAAP audit is not available, an organization will be asked to complete a Finance and Controls Questionnaire upon conditional award notification)

Organizational Information

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Fiscal Sponsor Information

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Check here if you are using this funding to leverage or assist other funded work/a larger project concept. (your response will not affect your application status)

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