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Sustainable Communities Grant

Delaware Nature Society and Delmarva Power Sustainable Communities Grant Program

Delmarva Power, together with its program administrator Delaware Nature Society (DelNature), is pleased to announce the 2023 Sustainable Communities Grant Program, providing $90,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in Delaware and Maryland.

Delmarva Power’s Sustainable Communities Program, launched in 2020, funds environmental and open space projects and community resiliency efforts across its Delaware and Maryland service area.

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The program will provide grants, totaling $50,000, up to $25,000 each, to support resiliency projects that demonstrate innovation in providing a safe and reliable resource for a community during a time of emergency. The program will support a range of community resiliency efforts that help prepare a community for the impacts of more severe weather.

  • Eligible activities include: community engagement and education regarding resiliency, the purchase of energy storage, and solar installation including mobile solar units.

The program will also provide $40,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each to municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation. Projects include the development of recreation trails, the purchase of open space, planting of trees and other vegetation.

Municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits in the Delmarva Power service area can apply for a Sustainable Communities grant each year.

A committee with representatives from Delmarva Power, Delaware Nature Society, county agencies and conservation organizations, reviews each application and selects the projects to receive funding.

Grant Application Period for 2023 is Closed

Contact us for more information about the Sustainable Communities Grant Program for this year or the future.

Jen Adkins

Executive Director

For Delmarva Power, and its parent company Exelon, diversity, equity and inclusion is a core foundational value both in the workplace and in outreach to the people it serves. The company strongly encourage organizations focused in underrepresented communities to apply for the Sustainable Communities grant.

All projects must be complete within one year of funding.