Foundation / Corporation
Berks County Community Foundation (BCCF) - Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) / Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) Sustainable Energy Fund
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, research centers, start-ups in eligible locations for projects to promote energy conservation and sustainability. Funding is intended to support applied research projects that pilot new applications and technologies. Funds are also intended to support the construction or renovation of a building using energy efficiency principles. Funds must benefit organizations and projects located within the territories served by the funding source.
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides grants to promote:
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has grants available for two projects in Pennsylvania:
Research and Development Project Grant
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has one grant to support an applied research and development project. The goal of this funding is to support a project that drives down energy consumption and closes the gap on the cost difference between traditional energy technologies and renewables, thereby making renewables a more attractive option for new infrastructure investments across the Commonwealth.
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund aims to support projects that test and/or pilot technologies and applications.
To be considered, a project should impact at least one of the following categories:
Green Building Construction/Renovation Grant
The Fund has one grant available to support the construction of a green, sustainable, and/or natural building or the renovation of an existing building using these energy efficiency principles. Projects located in rural communities or economically distressed downtowns will be given priority. The goal of the funding is to support a project that showcases the cost savings and energy savings inherent in applying green, sustainable, and/or natural building techniques in a community where the building can serve as an example to others.
GrantWatch ID#: 198231
The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund has grants available for two projects in Pennsylvania: One grant to support an applied research and development project and one to support the construction or renovation of a green, sustainable, and/or natural building.
- Research and Development Project Grant: Up to $240,000
- Green Building Construction/Renovation Grant: Up to $230,000
Funding will be available no later than December 31, 2021. All grant funds must be expended within three years of the award date, or within a shorter, mutually agreed-upon timeframe acceptable to both the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund Advisory Committee and the applicant.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal:
- Research and Development Project Grant: https://www.grantinterface.com/sl/62IgP8 (Access Code R&DRFP2021)
- Green Building Construction/Renovation Grant: http://bccf.link/grants
For further information, contact one of the following staff members whose location is closer to your organization and/or project:
- Angie Berzonski, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Johnstown, Pa.: firstname.lastname@example.org, 814.315.2982
- Heidi Williamson, Berks County Community Foundation, Reading, Pa.: email@example.com, 610.685.2223
Berks County Community Foundation
237 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Map of the Territory of the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund: https://bccf.org/territory-met-ed-penelec-sustainable-energy-fund/
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