For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Jan. 8, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) wants to remind local nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations that the Emergency Response and Safety Grants application period closes on Jan. 15, 2018. Now in its sixth year, the grants are an integral part of BGE's commitment to supporting first responders and the communities it serves.
BGE has donated more than $1.6 million through the Emergency Response and Safety Grant program to 258 nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations. Last year, BGE presented $302,000 to 64 organizations, including 22 first-time recipients, representing nine Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
In addition to the grant program, BGE offers awareness training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations that routinely work around utility equipment. BGE is a leader for rapid response to gas emergency calls and in working to prevent damages to utility 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.
Eligible 501c3 organizations that respond to the community's needs during emergencies can apply for grants of up to $10,000 each at bge.com/emergencyrespondersgrant,
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. 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.