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Community Connector Grant Program

PennEast began its Community Connector Program in 2014 to help the communities where PennEast will operate.

The Community Connector Program provides grants up to $5,000 to support projects along the proposed route. PennEast is focused on not-for-profit organizations dedicated to safety, the environment, and education and energy sector workforce development.

PennEast will continue to build partnerships with local communities by listening to their concerns and supporting those making a difference.

Community Connector Grant Projects Should Provide Community
Benefits Including

  • Support for first responders and emergency management
  • Improved community safety
  • Conservation of important habitat
  • Enhancement of open spaces, recreational areas and wildlife habitat
  • Preservation of community culture and heritage
  • Support environment or energy education programs
  • Support for local workforce development for the energy industry

Community Connector Grant Guidelines:

  • Eligible recipients include tax-exempt organizations with a 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), local governments, non-governmental safety, environmental, cultural or education organizations, schools and youth groups, and/or other organizations that provide community benefits.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that are geographically located in the area of the PennEast Pipeline proposed route or whose program benefits communities within the PennEast Pipeline proposed route.
  • Grant recipients will be selected based on community benefits; competitive use of funds and ability to successfully complete the identified project.
  • Recipients must agree to allow PennEast Pipeline Company to use the project for education and public awareness purposes.
  • We will not consider organizations that discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, religion or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • Applications are only accepted online.


Are you a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization?

Will your project serve a community within the proposed path of the PennEast Pipeline?

Will your project fill a community need in one of the seven priority areas listed below?

Have you applied for other PennEast Pipeline grant funds this year/past year?


Date of Request

Organization Name/Address

Contact Name




Priority area to be addressed by your project (select at least one of the following categories):

First Response or Emergency ManagementCommunity SafetyHabitat ConservationOpen space, Farmland Preservation, and RecreationCultural and Heritage PreservationEnvironment and Energy EducationEnergy Workforce Development

Project Title

Requested funding amount up to $5,000 per year

How will these funds be used to benefit the community?
Project/Event Description (two paragraphs or less, include event, date and/or project schedule)