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Grants will support community gardens, stormwater management, invasive species removal, and more.
Washington, D.C. (Dec. 12, 2022) – Pepco and Sustainable Maryland have chosen 11 local municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits to receive $125,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects across the District of Columbia and Maryland. This funding is made available through Pepco's Sustainable Communities Grant program, which provides funding to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation, and innovative community resiliency projects.
"These are important and impactful projects that will have sustainable impacts on our communities. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to support such projects," said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president. "We are committed to helping our customers and communities achieve our collective climate goals, equitably and inclusively. These grants are one of the many ways we are working to foster a cleaner and safer environment for all."
Pepco launched the Sustainable Communities Grant program in 2020.
"This year's group of funded Pepco Sustainable Communities projects represents significant continued progress by municipalities and nonprofits on environmental stewardship and resiliency issues all across the region," said Mike Hunninghake, Sustainable Maryland program manager. "The wide variety of projects selected will provide both tangible improvements to their communities, as well as inspiration and real-world examples for their peers to follow."
This year, Pepco and Sustainable Maryland have awarded grants to the following municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits for resiliency and stewardship:
Pepco's Sustainable Communities Grant program provides grants for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation. The program also provides grants to support resiliency projects that demonstrate innovation in providing a safe and reliable resource for a community during a time of emergency. Municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits in the Pepco service area can apply for a Sustainable Communities grant each year. A committee with representatives from Pepco, the University of Maryland, and nonprofit and state agencies will review each application and select the projects to receive funding.
The Sustainable Communities Grant program is part of Pepco's Climate Commitments in the District of Columbia and Maryland, multi-faceted, action-oriented efforts to help the District and Maryland achieve their clean energy and climate goals. As part of the commitment, the company is taking actionable measures to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint and deliver innovative solutions that will empower customers and communities to achieve greater greenhouse gas reduction. The effort supports the broader Path to Clean goal of Pepco's parent company, Exelon, to reduce its operations-driven emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net-zero operations by 2050.
Interested organizations can learn more about the Sustainable Communities Grant Program and how to submit a grant request at pepco.com/SustainableCommunities.
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