​​Bay Restoration Fund

​​The Bay Restoration Fund was created to provide financing for Chesapeake Bay clean up efforts.  A portion of the funds was designated to provide homeowners with grant financing for septic system upgrades.  An upgrade is the addition of Best Available Technology or "BAT", for nitrogen removal.  Interested property or business owners should complete the initial application and forward it to this office.  Bay Restoration Funds can also be used to pay for the cost associated with connecting a dwelling or business to a public sewer system including abandonment of the existing septic system.  Call 410 479 8045 to speak to a Environmental Health Specialist if you have additional questions.

Application forms
NEW Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Information- Starting July 1, 2015
Due to the increased number of higher priority Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) grant applications and the decrease in grant funds for Caroline County compared to prior years, a limited number of new construction projects may be considered.
Guidance  
Resources
Bay Restoration Fund - MDE website for information about septic upgrade program
www.mde.state.md.us/water/cbwrf - Site explains "Bill 320" Bay Restoration Fund.  It also explains how the "flush tax" is calculated.
www.mde.state.md.us/wqfa - Site addresses Water Quality Financing
www.rurdev.usda.gov/md (USDA site about low interest loans)  Applicants can also call the Denton Satellite office at 410 479 1202 to inquire about Grant/Loan programs.