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Sustainable Communities Grant Program

Pepco is committed to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities. As part of this commitment, we provide more than $3.11 million annually to organizations and efforts across the District of Columbia and Maryland. Our Sustainable Communities Grant Program provides $125,000 in grants annually to fund open space, environmental and resiliency projects across our Delaware and Maryland service area.

The program provides $75,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each to municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits for projects focusing on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation.  Examples of eligible projects include the development of recreation trails, the purchase of open space or the planting of trees and other vegetation.

The program also provides up to two grants that total $50,000, to support innovative approaches to providing a safe and reliable community resource during an emergency.  These grants will support a range of community resiliency efforts that help prepare a community for the impact of more severe weather.

  • Eligible activities include: community engagement and education regarding resiliency, the purchase of energy storage, and solar installation including mobile solar units.
Pepco has partnered with Rock Creek Conservancy to facilitate this grant program. 

We will accept grant requests from June 2, 2020, through July 31, 2020. Municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits of all sizes are encouraged to apply for these competitive grants.  To apply, complete the simple application on Rock Creek Conservancy's website at https://bit.ly/RCC-Pepco-Sustainable-Community-Grant

​Anacostia Watershed Earth Day Cleanup 

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Pepco is a long-time partner of the Anacostia Watershed Society and has participated in Anacostia River clean ups in celebration of Earth Day. The river cleanups offer the company and its employees a great 'hands-on' opportunity to participate in proactive environmental stewardship, which is a core value at Pepco. 


Arbor Day 

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Pepco, in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation, provides 1,000 free trees to Pepco customers in the Washington, D.C., area. The Arbor Day Foundation's energy efficiency program called Energy-Saving Trees is aimed at helping conserve energy through strategic tree planting to ensure that customers are planting the right trees in the most strategic location. By utilizing an online tool: customers can map their houses, select a tree with energy-saving potential, learn the best energy-saving and safe locations to plant, and receive an estimate of the annual savings that may result when the tree grows.

DC Greens Oxon Run Community Garden

DC Greens works to advance food justice and health equity in the nation's capital. Pepco supports DC Greens plan to establish an urban farm and community gathering space in DC's Ward 8 which will be an active, green hub of social connection. This new urban agriculture project builds on the established successes operating the K Street Farm in Northwest DC.

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