Grants of up to $450,000 each designed to support families and businesses facing economic challenges and improve clean energy access
CHICAGO, August 08, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help nonprofit organizations to develop and administer climate-friendly and complementary programs that support northern Illinois families and businesses, ComEd today extended the deadline for applications for its $1.8 million Climate Friendly Grant Assistance program to Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
ComEd’s Climate Friendly Grant Assistance program will award grants up to $450,000 each to as many as four nonprofit organizations so that they can offer clean energy-focused assistance programs to limited-income customers in communities the energy company serves. Eligible nonprofit candidates must be 501(c)(3) certified, serve the northern Illinois ComEd service territory, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
"We understand the constraints on many nonprofits as they serve and respond to the increasing needs brought on by the pandemic, economy and other world events," said Melissa Washington, senior vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer, ComEd. "As a long-time supporter of the northern Illinois community, ComEd will continue to respond to the unique needs of nonprofits and support their work to lift up both families and local businesses and ensure everyone shares in the benefits of clean energy."
Interested nonprofits can access the complete grant guidelines, request for proposal and application at ComEd.com/NonProfitGrant. Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. CT Aug. 19, 2022, and can be submitted:
online at ComEdCare2@exeloncorp.com,
by fax at 443-213-3553, or
by U.S. mail, postmarked by 5 p.m. CT Aug. 19, 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:
Bill Assistance To help eligible customers who are facing economic hardship, ComEd offers several bill-assistance options including deferred payment arrangements and grants to help these customers maintain access to reliable, low-carbon energy. For information or to enroll in one of these options, visit ComEd.com/Payment Assistance or call 800-334-7661 (800-EDISON-1), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Give-A-Ray Made possible by Illinois Solar for All, this program offers the opportunity for income-eligible ComEd residential customers, regardless of where they live, to take advantage of community solar projects in Rockford and Kankakee, Ill., without paying any subscription fees. By subscribing to a community solar project, which is a "farm" of solar panels owned and operated by a community solar developer, customers can save an average of $1,000 annually on their energy bills. For more information, visit ComEd.com/GiveARay.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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