Baltimore, January 12, 2012 — Constellation Energy announced that it is taking applications for its annual EcoStar Grant program, which provides qualifying nonprofit organizations with funds to implement projects that support Constellation Energy's continuing commitment to environmental stewardship. Grant awards will be up to $5,000, with funds provided by the Constellation Energy Foundation.
This is the third year for the EcoStar Grant program, which targets community-based projects that fit into one or more of five stewardship categories: pollution prevention, education and outreach, energy efficiency, conservation and community activism. The application deadline is March 10 and grant awards will be announced on or before Earth Day, April 22.
The EcoStar Grant program is one of a range of initiatives, donations and grants targeting Constellation Energy's key areas of focus for community outreach — energy, education, economic growth, the environment and employee involvement. Since the program's inception in 2010, Constellation Energy has awarded 147 EcoStar Grants totaling $655,000.
To qualify for an EcoStar Grant, a project should be located in an area where Constellation Energy does business. Applicants must have a board of directors and be designated a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Applications should include a project budget that details how the grant award will be spent, with no more than 20 percent allocated to administrative and office expenses.