BGE Green Grants

 BGE Green Grants 

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Thank you for your interest in BGE Green Grants, the application process in now closed

Grantee awards will be announced in July

Grant Description

Environmental stewardship is one of BGE’s core values. Because of our commitment to use natural resources responsibly, prevent pollution, improve energy efficiency and enhance our environmental stewardship efforts, BGE GREEN GRANTS are now being offered to local communities within the BGE service area.  These grants complement our environmental giving strategy and represent another step that we are taking to link our employees with the communities where we live and work.

Grant Criteria

  1. Organization must be a 501c3 non-profit with Board of Directors

  2. Organization must meet all grant guidelines description for eligibility

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

    • Grant funds limited to 10% of operating budget.

  4. Grants will be considered for new and existing programs that fall within the Environmental Focus Areas as well as requests for funding that clearly demonstrates improvement in environmental efforts 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 area.
  8. BGE employee engagement is preferred but not required (Example: board or volunteer role).
  9. All awarded grantees must submit a brief report by February 2015 detailing expenditures of the grant in order to be considered for any future funding

Environmental Focus Areas

Conservation

  • Green Space preservation
  • Wetlands restoration
  • Wildlife/habitat protection

Education

  • Workshops, seminars, training and/or public relations to inform and influence the public regarding environmental stewardship

Energy Efficiency

  • Projects and/or partnerships that support large and small-scale energy conservation measures

Pollution Prevention

  • Recycling projects and drop-off collection events
  • Tree plantings and maintenance to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Litter reduction

Community Engagement

  • Neighborhood, park clean-ups
  • Creation of public green spaces, community gardens, urban forests