Pepco Sustainable Communities Grants for Prince George's and Montgomery County Municipalities

Sustainable Maryland, in partnership with Pepco, will offer Sustainable Communities Grant awards to eligible organizations. This program will provide $75,000 support to fund environmental stewardship projects and $50,000 for community resilience projects across the Pepco service area in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Washington, DC. Application deadline: July 12.

Environmental Stewardship Grants (awards up to $10,000 – up to 8 awards expected)

These grants will be awarded to projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to park and recreation resources, and environmental conservation. The property and/or facility must be open to the general public and dedicated as open space or for passive recreation. 

Eligible activities include: conservation; pollution prevention; community engagement; developing or updating open space plans; improving applicant-owned open spaces such as meadows, woodlands, and riparian buffers or capital improvements for passive recreation such as installing recreation trails, boardwalks, informational kiosks, and observation platforms; acquisition of parcels of land to be used for open space; and acquisition of conservation easements.

Resiliency Grants (awards up to $25,000 – up to 2 awards expected)

These grants will be awarded for projects that enhance a municipality’s or organization's capacity to prevent and respond to catastrophic events and other emergencies.

Eligible activities include: implementation of strategies to minimize the impact of severe weather events, natural disasters or other emergencies impacting the environment; emergency operations planning, training, and community outreach; and purchase of supplies and equipment needed to respond to emergencies including energy storage and stationary or mobile solar.

Applications must be submitted using the online application portal by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 12, 2024. At that time the portal will close. Only online application submissions will be considered for funding. Questions? Email [email protected]

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