Grant Proposal for a socio-ecological approach, using community-based engagement principles and green infrastructure, to reduce magnitude and improve quality of storm water runoff entering storm drains in the Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park neighborhood, Baltimore City, Maryland Open Access

Kasukusa, Julia (Fall 2017)

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Abstract

Urban neighborhoods have the potential to help reach the targeted outcomes of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed agreement goals: targeting climate resiliency, stewardship, and water quality. High density populations, urban heat island effects (where temperatures are higher due to human activity), high levels of impervious surfaces (through which water cannot penetrate), and areas available for repurpose are all reasons to target the urban environment for storm water management. SW/HP is one of 55 neighborhoods that make up the port city of Baltimore. This urban landscape plays a substantial role in the water quality of the Inner Harbor, a key economic and environmental landmark for Baltimore and Maryland, and the storm water that runs into it. 

 

The grant proposal seeks funds from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund to reduce storm water runoff and reduce the pollutants available to enter the local watershed through storm water runoff within the Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park neighborhood. With community-determined needs, this project will provide knowledge building, via trainings, a social marketing campaign, workshops, and community fairs. Partner organizations will help residents install Green Infrastructure (GI) elements that can reduce storm water volume. Focusing on the quality of the built environment in the community serves two functions: improving the local environment and watersheds, as well as impacting the health of the community. Storm water management betterment can result in healthier watersheds, and a healthy harbor, bay and community.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Introduction................................................................................................ 1

Problem Statement....................................................................................................... 1

Purpose Statement...................................................................................................... 5

Objectives to be Answered by the Proposal .................................................................... 5

Significance Statement ................................................................................................ 6

Definition of Terms ..................................................................................................... 7

Chapter II: Literature Review......................................................................................... 8

Introduction................................................................................................................ 8

Literature Review......................................................................................................... 8

Summary of Current Problem and Proposal Relevance ................................................ 17

Chapter III: Methodology............................................................................................. 18

Introduction ........................................................................................................... 18

A Review of Funding Agencies .................................................................................... 18

Funding Agencies ....................................................................................................... 19

A Summary of the Grant Announcement ...................................................................... 22

The Grant Review Process ........................................................................................ 24

Proposal Criteria ...................................................................................................... 26

Description of Grant Reviewers .................................................................................... 30

Protection of Human Subjects .................................................................................... 32

Chapter IV: Incorporation of Reviewers Comments ........................................................ 34

Reviewer 1 Comments: W. Michael Caudle ................................................................. 34

Reviewer 2 Comments: David M. Berendes ................................................................. 35

Reviewer 3 Comments: Jill Schmid .............................................................................. 37

Reviewer 4 Comments: Jamie Cascio ........................................................................... 38

Reviewer 5 Comments: Kerry Bonhag ......................................................................... 40

Chapter 5: Final Version of Grant Proposal .................................................................. 43

Project Title ......................................................................................................... 43

Description ............................................................................................................ 43

Abstract..................................................................................................................... 43

Project Location ........................................................................................................ 44

Project Location Description ..................................................................................... 44

Full Proposal Narrative .............................................................................................. 45

A. Objectives ............................................................................................................. 45

B. Project Priority ....................................................................................................... 46

C. Associated Plans and Initiatives ............................................................................... 49

D. Overall Context .................................................................................................... 50 

E. Work Plan/Activities................................................................................................. 51

F. Monitoring and Evaluation ....................................................................................... 54

G. Partner Justification ................................................................................................ 55

H. Dissemination and Transferability of Results .......................................................... 56

Appendix A: Maps ..................................................................................................... 57

Appendix B: Green Infrastructure ................................................................................. 60

Appendix C: Neighborhood Statistics ........................................................................... 62

Appendix D: Work Plan Chart ................................................................................... 65 

Appendix E: Personnel ............................................................................................... 67

References................................................................................................................ 68

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