Emergency Response and Safety Grants

 Emergency Response and Safety Grants 

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Grant Description
This grant is a way for BGE to further support organizations that are just as committed to safety as we are. BGE encourages 501c3 organizations that respond to the community’s needs during emergency preparedness and response efforts to apply for a grant.

Star iconGrant application submission is now closed. Grants will be accepted next year between September 15- October 31st.
 
For questions, email csr.bge@bge.com

BGE Seeking Applications for Emergency Response and Safety Grants  

Baltimore Gas and Electric announced that applications for BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants are now available and will be due by Oct. 30, 2015.  The program, now in its fourth year, supports nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE’s service area. To date, BGE has provided nearly $1 million to 129 emergency response organizations, which share BGE’s commitment to the safety of central Maryland residents.
 
BGE encourages eligible 501c3 organizations that respond to the community’s needs during emergencies to apply for grants of up to $10,000 each.  Grant applications are available online at bge.com/emergencyrespondersgrant beginning Sept. 14, 2015 and will be due by Oct. 30, 2015.
 
BGE presented $310,000 to last year’s 48 grant recipients. A number of grant recipients spoke about how they use the grants in this brief video.  In addition to supporting the emergency responder community in Maryland, BGE provides training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely work around utility equipment.  BGE is recognized for its own emergency response record, ranking among the top utilities in the nation for rapid response to gas emergency calls and in working to prevent damages to energy equipment. 
 
BGE plays an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
 
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Grant Criteria
  1. Organization must be a 501c3 non-profit.
  2. Organization must meet the grant guidelines for eligibility.
  3. Grant range - $500-$10,000
    • Up to $2,000-Small, local size organizations focused on one community
    • Up to $10,000 – Mid to large organizations working across multiple communities
  4. Grants are considered for new and existing programs that fall within the description guidelines and requests funding that clearly demonstrates improvement in response efforts to urgent needs of the community. 
  5. All applications must include a project budget indicating how the grant will be spent.
  6. Applications will not be accepted requesting basic operating expenses.
  7. The project must be geographically located in the BGE service territory.
  8. All awarded grantees must submit a brief report within 8 months of receiving funds detailing expenditures of the grant.
  9. BGE employee engagement is preferred but not required.