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Sept. 27, 2022

Peninsula Clean Energy Offers Outreach Grants for Local Nonprofits

Up to $45K per project would support environmental education, consumer outreach in diverse communities

REDWOOD CITY, CA  – Peninsula Clean Energy is inviting applications from non-profit community-based organizations for grants of up to $45,000 per project to support environmental education, community outreach and other services in San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos in 2023.

Grant applications are due October 17 and more details are available on Peninsula Clean Energy’s community outreach grants webpage.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or their fiscally sponsored projects with an established track record of public outreach, communications, providing social services or case management in Peninsula Clean Energy’s service territory are eligible for the grants that will be funded in January 2023.

Goals for 2023 outreach projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Communicating about Peninsula Clean Energy and its clean energy values and customer programs
  • Supporting education and gathering input about local climate action goals
  • Focusing on educating and assisting low-income and underserved communities regarding bill savings, discount programs, home upgrades, used electric vehicle rebates and helping avoid PG&E disconnections
  • Educating all residents, including in communities of color and cultural diversity, about the benefits of electric vehicles, building electrification and Peninsula Clean Energy’s corresponding programs

Grant recipients will work in collaboration with Peninsula Clean Energy’s outreach team for up to one year, and organizations may apply for funding for more than one project to a maximum of $45,000 per project.

Peninsula Clean Energy in January announced 12 grants for 2022 totaling $310,000 and ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 each. Those followed 11 community outreach grants Peninsula Clean Energy awarded in 2021.

About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Aggregation agency. It is the official electricity provider for San Mateo County and for the City of Los Banos. Founded in 2016 with a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the agency serves a population of 810,000 by providing more than 3,600 gigawatt hours annually of electricity that is 50 percent renewable, 100 percent clean and at lower cost than PG&E. As a community-led, not-for-profit agency, Peninsula Clean Energy makes significant investments in its communities to expand access to sustainable and affordable energy solutions. Peninsula Clean Energy is on track to deliver electricity that is 100 percent renewable by 2025. The agency has earned investment grade credit ratings from Moody’s and Fitch.

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