For Immediate Release
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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 25, 2022) – Atlantic City Electric is offering grants to local municipalities for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources and environmental conservation. The company's Sustainable Communities Grant Program, which was launched in 2020 and is facilitated by Sustainable Jersey, provides $75,000 in grants annually to fund open space and environmental projects and resiliency projects across South Jersey. The grant application is open through June 30, 2022.
The program provides $50,000 in grants of up to $5,000 each for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources and environmental conservation. Projects include the development of recreation trails, the purchase of open space and the planting of trees and other vegetation. The program also 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.
"We are proud of our collaboration with Sustainable Jersey and the impact the Sustainable Communities Grant Program provides to South Jersey," said Doug Mokoid, Atlantic City Electric region president. "Last year our program supported 13 projects, including the purchase of a utility terrain vehicle for first responders in Elsinboro Township, the installation of a non-verbal communications board at a Pittsgrove Township park and multiple redevelopment projects at local parks and trails throughout the region. We are eager to see the opportunities this program will bring in 2022."
"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."
Municipalities in the Atlantic City Electric service area can apply for a Sustainable Communities grant each year. A committee with representatives from Atlantic City Electric and Sustainable Jersey reviews each application and selects the projects to receive funding.
For Atlantic City Electric, and its parent company Exelon, diversity, equity and inclusion is a core foundational value both in the workplace and in outreach to the people it serves. The company strongly encourages underrepresented communities to apply for the Sustainable Communities grant.
Interested organizations can learn more about the Sustainable Communities Grant Program and how to submit a grant request at atlanticcityelectric.com/SustainableCommunities.
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