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ComEd and Openlands offer municipalities cash grants for green projects


Homewood's Izaak Walton Preserve Trail System Footbridge Replacement. Credit: John Miller

Homewood’s 2013 grant funded Izaak Walton Preserve Trail System Footbridge Replacement. Credit: John Miller


Press release from Openlands and ComEd:

Green Region grants offered throughout ComEd service territory

Green spaces in northern Illinois will be even greener later this year thanks to cash grants distributed by ComEd and Openlands. The organizations are partnering for a second year to issue a total of $150,000 in Green Region grants to municipalities located in ComEd’s service territory. Green Region is an environmental program offering cash grants to eligible municipalities for their efforts to conserve open spaces. The grants subsidize existing open land projects focusing on conservation, preservation, protecting endangered species, and improvements to local parks and recreation resources. Openlands, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to land conservation, will again administer the Green Region program and distribute a maximum of $10,000 per project for each approved application. Local municipalities interested in applying for a Green Region grant can do so by completing an application on Openlands’ website, www.openlands.org. The submission window opens today and expires on Saturday, March 15. All applications will be reviewed by an advisory committee of local environmental leaders. Interested municipalities can apply for multiple projects, but must complete one application per project.

Please click here to download the press release.

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