Established in 1999, PSNH's Environmental Community Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, within the company's service territory, that foster environmental preservation, improvement, or education. Grant amounts vary up to $1,500.
Where must selected projects be located?
Grant applications must be from organizations served by PSNH or by NU’s other subsidiaries, Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO).
What kinds of projects are eligible?
Eligible projects protect or preserve the environment, or teach others the value of doing so. Examples include:
- Providing education on environmental issues of local interest to adults or children.
- Improving the environment through organized cleanup projects (such as cleaning up a park, part of a stream, or a vacant lot) or by reclaiming and rehabilitating damaged environments.
- Improving a local wildlife habitat.
- Starting and maintaining a recycling program.
What are some examples of grants that have been awarded?
- A grant to the New Hampshire Natural Resources Commission to develop a trail sign system at Sargent Town Forest in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.
- Funding to the Massachusetts Audubon Society to develop detailed maps and guides using geo-positioning technology for High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary in Shelburne, Massachusetts.
- Funding to Connecticut College to study biodiversity in power line corridors.
How do I apply?
The information on your application should be brief and may be presented on the form or, if additional space is required, as an attachment. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications electronically to the ECGP committee by saving a copy of the completed form on their own computer, and submitting via email to Patricia Baxa. Applications may also be mailed to:
PO Box 270, BMN2
When are applications accepted and grants awarded?
The ECGP application deadline is September 15th of each year. Grants will be payable by November 28th of each year and will be mailed to the organization name and address on your application. Checks must be cashed within six weeks of the check date.
Awarded projects must notify NU by email once the project is underway, and must complete the project by June 1st of the following year. ECGP projects are subject to a site visit by NU representatives and NU reserves the right to publicize any interviews, information, photos and/or videos of funded projects.
For additional information contact Patricia Baxa.