READING, PA – The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Vitality Fund will distribute $238,000 in grants all through the Pennsylvania service territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec vitality corporations in 2021 for initiatives and applications that assist the event and use of unpolluted vitality applied sciences and vitality effectivity.
Grants will vary from $2,000 to $50,000 relying on the scope of the initiatives. Functions in each the Met-Ed and Penelec territories are actually open and can be accepted by March 15, with selections to be made in Might 2021. Please notice that there can be no fall grant spherical for the Met-Ed / Penelec SEF this 12 months.
Beforehand, grant purposes for the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Vitality Fund had been accepted year-long on a rolling foundation. Notice that these are now not rolling grant alternatives. Functions have to be accomplished on-line by the deadline to be thought of.
Whereas the fund primarily offers grants for nonprofits, it might additionally think about making program-related investments every now and then, offering capital that have to be paid again (loans). Specifically, program-related investments are sometimes thought of over grants for for-profit companies. The good thing about a program-related funding is the flexibility to obtain a bigger quantity of capital for a mission than what is accessible by the grant program. Program-related investments vary from $25,000 to $500,000.
Eligible candidates have to be positioned and/or serve residents inside the territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec electrical corporations in Pennsylvania. Grant funding is prioritized for nonprofit entities, nonetheless business or industrial organizations could apply. People/residents should not eligible to use.
Extra data, in addition to maps and zip codes of areas serviced by Met-Ed and Penelec, is accessible at www.bccf.org/sustainable-energy-fund/. To use within the Met-Ed territory, click on right here or go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=BerksCF. To use within the Penelec territory, click on right here or go to https://www.grantinterface.com/sl/NTd1pH. For previously-funded initiatives, see this map.
The mission of the fund is to assist:
· the event and use of renewable vitality and clear vitality applied sciences.
· vitality conservation and effectivity.
· sustainable vitality companies.
· initiatives that enhance the surroundings within the corporations’ service territories, as outlined by their relationship to the businesses’ transmission and distribution services.
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Vitality Fund is run by Berks County Group Basis and the Group Basis for the Alleghenies.
The Metropolitan Edison Firm Sustainable Vitality Fund of Berks County Group Basis and the Pennsylvania Electrical Firm Sustainable Vitality Fund of the Group Basis for the Alleghenies distribute cash within the type of grants and investments for a wide range of initiatives inside the territories initially served by the 2 electrical corporations. The 2 funds share an advisory committee and are recognized within the singular because the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Vitality Fund.