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How do I apply for a Community Investment grant?

The following criteria are taken into account when evaluating grant requests:
  • Objectives that fit within our priority areas: economic and community development, education and workforce development, and environmental leadership and stewardship
  • Potential impact on communities and underserved populations within the areas we serve
  • Potential for WMECo employee participation
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program delivery and leadership within the community/region

Applications for Community Investments grants are reviewed twice a year. Applications for the first round must be postmarked by April 15th. Applications for the second round must be postmarked by October 15th. Award recipients will be notified in June and December.

For funding requests totaling up to $1500, please submit our short application (Word:173KB). If you would like to see an example of a completed short application please download this sample (PDF:99KB).

For funding requests totaling greater than $1500, please complete our full grant application (Word:190KB). If you would like to see an example of a completed full application please download this sample (PDF:114KB).

To submit an application (short or full), please send an email with your application attached to Edgar Alejandro. If you are unable to submit your application electronically, you may mail it to the address below.

H. Edgar Alejandro
Economic and Community Development
Western Mass. Electric Company
P.O. Box 2010
West Springfield, MA 01090-2010
Telephone: (413) 787-9333
Fax: (413) 787-9289
alejae@nu.com

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