The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual public workshop to announce the availability of Community Environmental Project Fund (CEPF) grants for the 2023 grant cycle. The workshop will focus on the CEPF program and how to apply for the grants.
The virtual workshop will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, beginning at 7 p.m. More information about the CEPF workshop can be found on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar (publicmeetings.delaware.gov/) and on the DNREC Community Environmental Project Fund webpage (de.gov/cepf).
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:
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. 16, 2022. Projects funded in this grant cycle can begin on July 1, 2023 and should be completed by June 30, 2024.
The grant application, workshop details and more information about the CEPF can be found at de.gov/cepf. 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 email James.Brunswick@delaware.gov.