Emergency Response and Safety Grants

 Emergency Response and Safety Grants 

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BGE Presents More Than $350,000 in Grants through the Emergency Response and Safety Grants Program

On January 30, 2014, in an effort to enhance safety, emergency preparedness and emergency response and recovery in its central Maryland service area, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) presented more than $350,000 in grants to 41 nonprofit emergency response and safety organizations. In its second year, the Emergency Response and Safety Grant program, specifically designed to support emergency response and safety organizations, is part of BGE’s continued commitment to supporting safety and reliability while also enhancing the communities it serves. Grant monies will be used to fund equipment, programs or services, such as smoke detectors, thermal imaging cameras, search and rescue equipment, emergency services, emergency food pantry and basic life support kits, and many others, that are critical to the safety of the communities BGE serves.

“BGE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and reliability for our employees, our customers and the communities in which we live and work, and naturally we have a strong appreciation for the critically important role the volunteer emergency response and safety organizations play throughout the state of Maryland,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE.  “Through this grant program, we are pleased to continue our long-standing commitment and give back to our safety and emergency response organizations, who day in and day out, are poised to respond in times of need. BGE’s grant program gives us the unique opportunity to strengthen our relationships with our emergency responder colleagues, while also extending our commitment to safety to our customers. Teamed with career emergency responders, these organizations and their highly trained and dedicated personnel are second to none in ensuring the safety of Marylanders and BGE is proud to support them in their efforts.”

 

star-icon.jpg The application process is now closed. The 2014 application period will open in the fall.

For questions, email csr.bge@bge.com

 

Grant Description

BGE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and reliability for our employees, our customers and the communities in which we live and work. This grant is an opportunity to further support organizations that are committed to safety during emergency preparedness and response efforts to urgent and immediate needs. BGE encourages 501c3 organizations that respond to the community’s needs on an emergency basis to apply for a grant.  Some examples include: firefighters, police and emergency relief organizations.

Grant Criteria

  1. Organization must be a 501c3 non-profit.

  2. Organization must meet the grant guidelines description for eligibility.

  3. Grant range - $500-$10,000

    • Up to $2,000-Small, local size organizations focused on a single community

    • Up to $10,000 – Mid to large size organizations working across multiple communities

  4. Grants will be considered for new and existing programs that fall within grant description guidelines as well as requests for funding that clearly demonstrates improvement in response efforts to urgent and immediate needs of the community. 

  5. All applications must include a project budget indicating how grant dollars will be spent.

  6. Applications will not be accepted for grants requested for basic operating expenses.

  7. The project must be located geographically within the BGE service territory.

  8. BGE employee engagement is preferred but not required (Example: board or volunteer role).

  9. All awarded grantees must submit a brief report within 8 months of receiving funds detailing expenditures of the grant in order to be considered for any future funding.