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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah —Dominion Energy announced the opening of applications for their Environmental and Education Stewardship Grants program on Monday. A total of $1 million in grants will be available for non-profits to be awarded through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The program is designed to support efforts to improve the environment and provide education in the communities served by Dominion Energy.
$39 million has been donated to projects since 2003 under the program, with $180,000 going to Utah-based organizations such as Summit Land Conservancy from Park City, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands from Moab, Grand Staircase of Escalante Partners from Kanab, Sageland Collaborative from Salt Lake City and Youth Garden Project from Moab.
The Summit Land Conservancy received has received a grant for each of the last three years. They received $10,000 grants for the Weber River Watershed initiative in 2019 and 20220. In 2021, they received a $19,000 grant for use in its Merchant Meadows Project.
“Our customers are hearing more than ever about the intersection of energy and the environment,” said Steven Ridge, Vice President and General Manager of Dominion Energy Utah. “We are committed to a healthy environment and a clean energy future and are proud to partner with organizations whose programs protect, preserve and enhance our region’s remarkable natural beauty.”
For 2022, there will be up to $50,000 available for non-profits to support specific projects with the promise of measurable results of environmental improvement. Public and private K-12 schools within Dominion Energy’s footprint are also eligible for up to $5,000 in classroom grants for use in environmental education.
Each grant request must focus on one of three priorities; educating k-12 students or the public about environmental science, protecting or preservation of habitats, or the improvement of open spaces that could include making nature more accessible.