The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund will begin accepting grant applications on February 1, 2022, for its annual spring grant process. The Fund provides grants and program-related investments for projects serving the Met-Ed and Penelec electric companies in Pennsylvania that meet the mission of the fund.
The mission of the fund is to support:
• the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies
• energy conservation and efficiency
• sustainable energy businesses
• projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities
Before applying, view examples of previously-funded projects here. Together, the two territories cover more than Pennsylvania 35 counties. Please verify your electric utility provider or check the territory map and zip code list to determine if your project is within the territories prior to applying for this opportunity.
The fund will award multiple grants of $2,000 to $50,000 for projects within or substantially affecting the Met-Ed and Penelec territories. Program-related investments in addition to this amount may be considered. Program-related investments range from $25,000 to $500,000. Applications are due by March 15, with decisions made no later than the end of July.
For projects in the Met-Ed territory, applicants can create a profile and apply here. Questions should be addressed to Kevin Lugo, Energy and the Environment Program Officer of the Berks County Community Foundation, at KevinL@bccf.org.
For projects in the Penelec territory, applicants can create a profile and apply here. Questions should be addressed to Angie Berzonski, Associate Director of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.