Sustainable Communities Grant Program
Atlantic City Electric (ACE) and Sustainable Jersey are pleased to announce the Sustainable Communities Grant Program. ACE 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
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 2021 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 Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Section Two is due on Friday, July 30, 2021. Grant Recipients will be announced in September
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.
Informational Webinar Recording & Presentation
An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm to provide an overview of the program, demonstrate how to use the online application portal and answer questions about the program. Register for the webinar below.
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.