Sustainable Communities Grant Program

Atlantic City Electric (ACE) and Sustainable Jersey announced the 2021 grantees of the Sustainable Communities Grant Program during a grant announcement event on September 29, 2021. You can learn more about the 2021 recipients here.


Grants amounting to $75,000 are awarded annually to select municipalities located in ACE territory to fund environmental stewardship and resiliency grants. Information on the 2020 awardees is listed below.

Watch the Virtual Grant Announcement Event and learn about the projects funded in 2020


Meet the 2020 Recipients

Each grant recipient submitted a video about their project that are available on the Sustainable Jersey YouTube channel here.  You can also learn more about the projects in the press release announcing the awardees here.


Environmental Stewardship

  • Clementon Borough (Camden)
  • Downe Township (Cumberland)
  • Hammonton Town (Atlantic)
  • Middle Township (Cape May)
  • Salem City (Salem)
  • Waterford Township (Camden)
  • Wenonah Borough (Gloucester)

Resiliency Grant Awardees

  • Cape May City (Cape May)
  • Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic)
  • Hamilton Township (Atlantic)
  • Medford Township (Burlington)


2022 Sustainable Communities Grant Program

The next round of funding for the Sustainable Communities Program will be announced in Spring 2022.

The program provides $50,000 in grants, up to $5,000 each, to municipalities for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation. Examples of eligible projects include developing recreation trails, purchasing open space or planting trees and other vegetation.

The program also provides up to three grants totaling $25,000 to support innovative approaches to providing a safe and reliable community resource during an emergency. These grants will support a range of community resiliency efforts that help prepare a community for the impacts of more severe weather. Eligible activities include: Implementing strategies to minimize the impact of severe weather events, natural disasters or other environmental emergency, emergency operations planning, training and community outreach, or purchasing supplies and equipment needed to respond to emergencies including energy storage and stationary or mobile solar.


Congratulations to the 2021 Grant Recipients!