For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
$450,000 grants designed to support families and businesses facing economic challenges and improve clean energy access
CHICAGO (July 25, 2022) – To help bring more climate-friendly assistance programs to northern Illinois families and businesses, ComEd today announced a $1.8 million competitive grant program to support nonprofit organizations in offering assistance programs focused on clean energy to limited-income customers in the communities the energy company serves.
ComEd's Climate Friendly Grant Assistance program will award grants up to $450,000 each to four nonprofit organizations to develop and administer climate-friendly and complementary programs. Eligible nonprofit candidates must be 501(c)(3) certified, serve the ComEd service territory and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
"The economic gap that was widened by the pandemic continues to be exacerbated by events happening locally and overseas," said Melissa Washington, senior vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer, ComEd. "As part of our commitment to find creative solutions to lift up northern Illinois families and businesses and ensure everyone shares in the benefits of clean energy, ComEd is looking to tap into the ideas of nonprofits who directly support the communities we are privileged to serve."
Interested nonprofits can review the complete grant guidelines, download a request for proposal and access an application at ComEd.com/NonProfitGrant.
Applications are being accepted now through 5 p.m. CT Aug. 5, 2022, and can be submitted online at ComEdCare2@exeloncorp.com, by fax at 443-213-3553, or by U.S. mail, postmarked by Aug. 5, 2022, to ComEd, Attention – Climate Friendly Grant Program, P.O. Box 2550, Chicago, Ill. 60690
Existing Climate-Friendly Programs for Limited-Income Customers
ComEd's Climate Friendly Grant Assistance program is just the latest ComEd effort to lift the communities it serves and ensure the benefits of clean energy are distributed equitably. Some existing programs include:
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