For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (September 15, 2016) – Baltimore Gas and Electric announced that applications for BGE Emergency Response and Safety Grants are now available and will be due by Oct. 31, 2016. The program, now in its fifth year, supports nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations throughout BGE's service area. To date, BGE has provided over $1 million to 194 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 today, Sept. 15, 2016, and will be due by Oct. 31, 2016.
BGE presented $325,000 to last year's 65 grant recipients who were formally recognized at an event held at the Maryland Food Bank as seen 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.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.