Dominion to award $1M in environmental education grants
Dominion Resources announced that it will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through its charitable arm, the Dominion Foundation, according to a news release.
The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprof- its and K-12 schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion companies.
“Each year Dominion partners with a broad range of nonprofits and schools to fund meaningful environmental projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible within our communities,” Hunt- er A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, said in the release. “The grants will support a variety of innovative environmental efforts to improve natural spaces and teach students, as well as the public, to treasure natural resources and use them wisely.”
There are two components to this year’s grants. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environ- ment. Also, public and private K-12 schools in eligible regions can now apply for classroom grants of up to $5,000 each for environmental education programs.
Eligible organizations in Mar yland, which includes Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Prince George’s and St. Mar y’s counties can submit applications through March 1. Recipients will be announced in April.
Dominion will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:
• Educating students and the public about environmental stewardship;
• Protecting and preserving natural habitats; and
• Improving open spaces and making nature accessible.
For an online application, go to www.dom.com/envirogrants.