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SV Clean Energy Offers Community Engagement Grants up to $20,000

Community Choice agency seeks proposals from Santa Clara County nonprofits

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) invites applications from nonprofit organizations for a small grant pilot project to collaborate on outreach to residents in Santa Clara County. This grant opportunity is designed to utilize local nonprofits to help provide accurate information to electricity customers about SVCE’s mission, benefits, programs and upcoming changes on residential energy bills.

The grant opportunity seeks organizations that will collaborate with SVCE staff to provide messaging to a desired number of households in the SVCE service territory, identified in the grant application. Grants will be offered to trusted, local nonprofits that serve SVCE’s target audiences including low-income residents, seniors, customers eligible for Medical Baseline discounts, and customers with low English language proficiency.

“There are many nonprofits throughout the county doing great work with assisting our communities and connecting people to important services,” says Girish Balachandran, SVCE CEO. “We want to support these existing efforts, while also enhancing community understanding of the benefits SVCE provides with on-bill savings, and whole home health through programs focused on electrification.”

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per outreach project, for work to be completed by August 30, 2019. This small grant pilot project may result in renewed opportunities for collaboration funding based on results.

Applications are due by August 24, 2018. Full details of this opportunity, including information on eligibility, deliverables and selection criteria, is available at