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 $50,000 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:

  • Eight (8) $5,000 grants

Resiliency Grants

These grants will support projects that enhance a municipality‚Äôs capacity to prevent and respond to catastrophic events and emergencies.  The following number of grants will be awarded:

  • Two (2) $5,000 grants


Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held on Monday, May 15, 2022, 1:00pm - 2:00pm that provided an overview of the program, demonstrated how to use the online application portal and included a Q&A session between attendees and program staff.

Watch the Recording          View the Presentation Slides


Application Information

Application Information Packet

For a detailed overview of the grant opportunities download the Application Information Packet here.

Online Application

Please note email submissions of grant proposals will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted using the link below. Applicants will login to their Sustainable Jersey Grants Program account to submit a Sustainable Communities grant application.

If you have not yet created a Sustainable Jersey Grants Program account, use the signup feature to do so. In 2021, we implemented a new grants management system. If you have not applied for any Sustainable Jersey grants in 2021 or onward, you will need to create a new account. Please note this account is different from the one used to access your certification application.

Online Application Deadline: Section One Due on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Section Two is due on Monday, July 31, 2023. Grant Recipients will be notified by late August 2023.

Online Grant Application

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.

Eligibility Requirements

For more information about eligible applicants, projects, and use of funding, click here.


Proposal Evaluation

For more information about the grant proposal evaluation criteria, click here.


Application Tips

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.


This Grants Program cycle is funded by

If you have questions please contact or call 609-771-3189.


This Grant Management System is provided by WizeHive