Sustainable Communities Grant Program
Atlantic City Electric and Sustainable Jersey are pleased to announce the Sustainable Communities Grant Program. Atlantic City Electric values the environment and is always working toward delivering a cleaner and brighter future for communities. That is why it is contributing $75,000 to support municipal environmental stewardship and resiliency projects in its service territory. Grants to support environmental stewardship and resiliency will be awarded.
Environmental Stewardship Grants
These grants are intended to help municipalities plan for, protect and improve public spaces such as local parks, natural areas, and recreation resources. In addition, grants can be used in combination with other funding sources to cover a portion of the expenses associated with developing and/or supporting their open space programs not otherwise covered by state or county programs. The following number of grants will be awarded:
- Six (6) $5,000 grants
- Ten (10) $2,000 grants
These grants will support projects that enhance a municipality’s capacity to prevent and respond to catastrophic events and emergencies. The following number of grants will be awarded:
- Two (2) $10,000 grants
- One (1) $5,000 grant
Join Us for an Informational Webinar
An informational webinar will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm that provides an overview of the program, demonstrates how to use the online application portal and includes a Q&A session between attendees and program staff.
Please note email submissions of grant proposals will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted using the links below. In order to apply, an applicant must first sign up for an application. This is true for both NEW and PREVIOUS Sustainable Jersey grant applicants, unless you created an account recently to submit a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Please note this account is different from the one used to access your certification application.
Online Application Deadline: Section One Due on Thursday, June 30, 2022
Section Two is due on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Grant Recipients will be announced in September 2022.
Make sure to record the email address and password for each application. Grant recipients will need that information to log into the system to complete reporting requirements.
For more information about the application process and how to access the online application, click here.
Application Information Packet
For a detailed overview of the grant opportunities download the Application Information Packet here.
For more information about eligible applicants, projects, and use of funding, click here.
For more information about the grant proposal evaluation criteria, click here.
Successful grant applications often represent innovative projects underway throughout the state, and can act as a model and generate ideas for other municipalities. Review the Application Tips page for guidance on general grant application requirements to strengthen your proposal.