DNREC Division of Energy & Climate to host March 21 webinar for Sustainable Communities Planning Grants

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate will host an informational webinar Tuesday, March 21 for interested parties including municipalities, county governments and their academic and non-profit partners interested in applying for the new Sustainable Communities Planning Grants. The webinar will be offered twice, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each will begin with an overview of the grant program, followed by an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions and talk with DNREC staff.

Webinar Access Information:
Note: Participants must call in for audio. Audio will not be available by computer.
Meeting ID: 18202747
Phone: 877-366-0711
Participant Code: 18202747

The Sustainable Communities Planning Grants are designed to support planning and assessment projects that improve a community’s economy, environment and public health. Grants of up to $80,000 are available to counties or towns with populations of 5,000 residents or more, and grants of up to $40,000 are available to towns with populations of fewer than 5,000 residents. Partners such as universities and non-profit organizations working with a Delaware municipality or county are also invited to apply, as well as multiple communities working collaboratively.

“Delaware communities have already shown initiative in making their hometowns more sustainable – expanding bike networks, harnessing energy from renewable sources and reducing flood risks,” said Sustainability Planner Bahareh van Boekhold, Division of Energy & Climate. “Sustainable Communities Planning Grants will help build healthy, greener communities that attract new businesses, create new jobs, protect citizens and safeguard communities’ natural and cultural heritage.”

For complete grant program information, visit For more information, interested applicants are encouraged to email Bahareh van Boekhold ( or Mike Tholstrup (,, or call the Division of Energy & Climate at 302-735-3480.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Vol. 47, No. 66


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