How to Apply

Please note: the application window for the 2018 cycle will open on Friday, January 19 at 9am.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants are municipalities, townships, counties, park districts, conservation districts and forest preserve 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.

Starting this year, 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.

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. Please see the Program FAQ’s for more information about eligibility.

Eligible Applicants must be in good standing with ComEd related to provision of utilities.


Timeline – 2018 Grants Cycle

  • January 19: Grants Cycle Opens
  • March 16: Application Deadline
  • Late June–Early July: Notifications Sent to all Applicants

Application Materials

2018 Advisory Committee

Completed and eligible applications will be reviewed and prioritized by a geographically-diverse committee composed of county government officials and members of the region’s non-profit land conservation community. Final decisions on recipients and amounts will remain at the discretion of ComEd.

Information about the 2018 advisory committee will be posted soon.