Atlantic City Electric is offering grants to municipalities that focus on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources and environmental conservation.
The effort is part of the company’s Sustainable Communities Grant Program, which launched in 2020 and provides $75,000 annually to fund open space and environmental and resiliency projects across South Jersey.
The program furnishes $50,000 in grants of up to $5,000 each for such projects as the development of recreation trails, the purchase of open space, and the planting of trees and other vegetation. In addition, the program provides $25,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each to support resiliency projects that demonstrate innovation in providing a safe and reliable resource for a community during a time of emergency.
“As we experience the devastating effects of extreme weather and a changing climate on New Jersey communities, providing these grants will encourage municipalities to complete environmental stewardship and resiliency projects to help us meet future challenges,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “We value our partnership with Atlantic City Electric on this important initiative.”
Each year, municipalities in the Atlantic City Electric service area can apply for a Sustainable Communities grant. Representatives from Atlantic City Electric and Sustainable New Jersey select the projects that will receive funding.
This year’s grant application is open through June 30.