Local Eco-Tip: Sustainable Energy Project Grants Available
Jan 27, 2019 09:46PM
The Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund), will distribute $270,000 in grants throughout the Pennsylvania service territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec energy companies.
The fund will distribute $195,000 in grants this year for projects and programs that support the development and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency. Grants will range from $2,000 to $50,000 depending on the scope of the projects. Applications will be reviewed in two rounds. They will be accepted online through March 15, with decisions to be made in July. They will be accepted again from August 15 through October 15, with decisions to be made in December.
Three grants of $25,000 each will also be distributed for programs within the fund territories that support workforce development in the sustainable energy field. Applications will only be accepted online through March 15.
Eligible applicants must be located and/or serve residents within the territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec electric companies in Pennsylvania. Grant funding is prioritized for nonprofit entities. However, commercial or industrial organizations may apply. Individuals/residents are not eligible to apply.