How to Apply

Eligible applicants are townships, counties, park districts, conservation districts, forest preserve districts, and municipalities-including municipal entities, such as water reclamation districts-within ComEd’s service territory in the following counties: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, and Woodford. Please check that your community is located in the service territory before applying.

Past grantees are eligible to reapply only if they have fully completed their grant requirements, including but not limited to submitting their final grant report. Eligible applicants must be in good standing with ComEd related to provision of utilities.

Non-profit organizations and all other units of government not listed above (such as schools, school districts, and housing authorities) are not eligible to apply but are strongly encouraged to partner on joint projects with an Eligible Applicant.

Grants of up to $10,000 can be requested to support open space projects that focus on planning, acquisition, and improvements to local parks, natural areas, and recreation resources. Grant recipients can use ComEd Green Region grants in combination with other funding sources to cover a portion of the expenses associated with developing and/or supporting their open space programs.

2021 Grant Cycle Timeline

January 22, 2021 (9am)

ComEd Green Region Application opens

The application will open at 9am on January 22nd.

Application Deadline

The application is due by 5pm on March 26th.

March 26, 2021 (5pm)
Early July 2021

Award Recipients Notified

The ComEd Green Region team will notify all applicants in late June or early July 2021.

Grant Acceptance Documentation Due

Award recipients must send in documentation to accept grant in early August 2021.

Early August 2021

Grant applications are reviewed by an advisory committee composed of county government officials and members of the region’s non-profit conservation community. Grantees are responsible for reviewing all of the program materials to ensure their projects and final grant reports meet the terms of the ComEd Green Region program.

Questions? Contact us.