DNREC Announces Availability of 2022 Community Environmental Project Fund

Division of Community Affairs

Published: Oct. 24, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold one virtual public workshop to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) grants for the 2022 grant cycle. The workshop will focus on the CEPF program and how to apply for the grants.

The virtual workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2020, beginning at 7 p.m. Connection information for the workshop is posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar ( and on the DNREC Community Environmental Project Fund web page (

The Delaware General Assembly created the CEPF in 2004 to fund projects in communities damaged by environmental pollution. The CEPF provides for the restoration of affected communities by funding environmental projects that result in:

  • Reduced pollution
  • Enhanced natural resources
  • Enhanced recreational opportunities

IRS tax-exempt organizations are eligible for CEPF grants of up to $25,000. These include civic and community organizations, educational institutions, counties, municipal governments, state agencies and quasi-state agencies. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Projects funded in this grant cycle can begin on July 1, 2022 and should be completed by June 30, 2023.

The grant application, workshop details and more information about the CEPF are available online at Pre-registration is suggested for the public workshops but is not required. To pre-register for the workshops, or for additional information, please contact James Brunswick, DNREC Community Ombudsman within the Division of Community Affairs, at 302-739-9040, or via mail at