Delmarva Power is committed to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities. As part of this commitment, we provide more than $1 million annually to organizations and efforts across Delaware and Maryland. Our Sustainable Communities Grant Program provides $75,000 in grants annually to fund open space and environmental projects and resiliency projects across Delmarva Power's Delaware and Maryland service area.
The program provides $50,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each to municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits 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, planting of trees and other vegetation.
The program also provides one to two grants, totaling $25,000, to support resiliency projects that demonstrate innovation in providing a safe and reliable resource for a community during a time of emergency. The program will support a range of community resiliency efforts that help prepare a community for the impacts of more severe weather.
Delmarva Power has partnered with Delaware Nature Society to facilitate the program.
Grant requests will be accepted from December 1 through January 31 each program year. This is a competitive grant program, and all municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits are encouraged to apply regardless of size of the organization. The process for submitting a grant application for review is simple. Complete the proposal application available on Delaware Nature Society's website at www.delnature.org/sustainablecommunitiesgrant.
Delmarva Power has taken their Energy Know-How to Kingswood Community Center. The Kingswood Community Center enables people in Northeast Wilmington and surrounding communities to achieve their potential for economic, social and personal well-being. The Energy Know-How program provides low- and fixed-income residents information on how to weatherize their homes in order to cut down on energy usage, save money, and allowing customers to conserve and save on their utility bills well into the future