Thursday, March 3, 2011

EcoStar grants

Okay, folks, you'll need a shovel-ready project for this opportunity, as the due date is Thursday, March 10th.

Constellation Energy has released details on its EcoStar Grant Program for 501(c)(3) organizations.  Grants are for up to $5,000, with a cap of 20% for admin expenses.  Also, the program has to be within a geographic region where Constellation Energy does business, so that can limit some participation.

Here are the areas of interest:
  • Pollution Prevention:  Recycling projects, drop-off collection events, litter reduction, or tree plantings
  • Education:  Workshops, seminars, training, or public relations
  • Energy Efficiency:  Projects or partnerships that support large and small scale energy conservation measures
  • Conservation:  Wetlands restoration, wildlife/habitat protection
  • Community Activism:  Neighborhood clean-ups, create public green spaces, community gardens, urban forests

If you're interested or know of a group that might be, be sure to check out Constellation Energy's website.