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 $35,000 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:

  • Five (5) $5,000 grants

Resiliency 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) $5,000 grants

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.

Only South Jersey municipalities located within Atlantic City Electric territory and currently participating in the Sustainable Jersey program are eligible to apply. Learn more about the eligibility requirements via the Information Application Packet.

Online Application Deadline: Section One Due on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Section Two is due on Wednesday, July 31, 2024. Grant Recipients will be notified by late August 2024.

Online Grant Application

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held on Monday, May 13, 2024, from 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


Program Overview Documents

Informational Flyer

An informational flyer is available that you can share with your peers to promote this opportunity and help find funding for sustainability projects in your community.

Informational Flyer

QuickStart Guide

For a brief overview of this grants cycle, download the QuickStart guide. This is a great way to start a discussion with your project team about applying for a grant. This document is particularly helpful for first time applicants who want a better idea of what is required to apply for a grant.

QuickStart Guide

Application Information Packet

For a detailed overview of this grants cycle, download the Application Information Packet. Reference this packet while you complete the online grant application. This document contains background information, instructions, and resources relevant to this grants cycle.

Application Information Packet


This Sustainable Communities Grant Program is funded by

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


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