State: DE
Resource Intensity: Low
Co-founding: No
Cost Share: N/A
Sector: Adaptation / Resilience
Support Stage: Implementation
Support to: Local Governments, Recreational Authorities, Non-Profits
Type of Funding: Grant

This program is administered by the Delmarva Power. The 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. Up to five grants of up to $10,000 are awarded 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 including: community engagement and education regarding resiliency, the purchase of energy storage, and solar installation including mobile solar units. ” The Kingswood Community Center recently won a grant.