Sustainable Communities Grant

Delaware Nature Society and Delmarva Power Sustainable Communities Grant Program

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Delmarva Power, together with its program administrator Delaware Nature Society (DelNature), is pleased to announce the 2021 Sustainable Communities Grant Program, providing $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in Delaware and Maryland.

Delmarva Power is launching the second annual grant period as part of its Sustainable Communities Program to fund environmental and open space projects and community resiliency efforts across its Delaware and Maryland service area.

The Sustainable Communities Grant Program provides $75,000 in grants annually to fund open space and environmental and resiliency projects across the company’s Delaware and Maryland service area.

The program will provide $50,000 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.

The program also will provide grants, totaling $25,000, to support resiliency projects that demonstrate innovation in providing a safe and reliable resource for a community during a time of emergency.

  • 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.
  • Interested organizations can learn more about the Sustainable Communities Grant Program and how to submit a grant request.

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.

Application Period for 2021 is Closed

Decisions to be announced in late September, 2021. All projects must be complete within one year of funding.