Pepco Sustainable Communities Grant Program includes two categories of grants for activities in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County, MD:
Environmental Stewardship (awards up to $10,000 – up to 8 awards expected)
will provide $75,000 in grants from $1,000 to $10,000 each to municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources including adaptations to accommodate social distancing needs, and environmental conservation. Projects may include the development of recreation trails, pop-up parks, the purchase of open space, planting of trees and other vegetation. Projects should align with existing climate resiliency strategies or land management plans, such as Sustainable DC 2.0, the Maryland Climate Action Plan, or plans for management of protected areas.
Community Resilience (awards up to $25,000 – up to 2 awards expected)
will provide one to two grants, totaling $50,000, 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. Eligible activities may include: community engagement and education regarding resiliency, the purchase of energy storage, and solar installation including mobile solar units, and adaptations for social distancing. Projects should align with local or regional resiliency or emergency planning efforts.
A committee with representatives from Pepco, Rock Creek Conservancy, local government agencies, and conservation organizations will review grant applications and select the projects to receive funding.
June 3, 2020 – Grant opportunity announced
June 23, 2020 at 10 am – Informational Webinar (not required)
July 16, 2020 at 4pm – Informational Webinar (alternate date – not required)
July 31, 2020 – Applications due
August 2020 – Panel Review period
Week of September 1 – Grantees notified
Week of September 28, 2020 – Grant awards announced
Learn more about the Pepco Sustainable Communities Grant Program and how to submit a grant request at https://bit.ly/RCC-Pepco-Sustainable-Community-Grant
We will also host informational webinars on Tuesday, June 23 at 10 am and on Thursday, July 16 at 4 pm ET with time for Q&A for prospective applicants.
Register for June 23 webinar here:
Register for July 16 webinar here:
We look forward to hearing from you!