Business news of local interest
Clean energy grants available
The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund will distribute nearly $200,000 in grants throughout the Pennsylvania service territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec in 2020 for projects and programs that support the development and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Grants will range from $2,000 to $50,000, depending on the scope of the projects. Applications will be accepted online through March 16, with decisions to be made in July 2020. If funding remains after this first grant round, applications will be opened for a second round in the fall.
Eligible applicants must be located and/or serve residents within the territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec in Pennsylvania. Grant funding is prioritized for nonprofit entities, however commercial or industrial organizations may apply. Individuals/residents are not eligible to apply.
More information, applications, and ZIP codes serviced by Met-Ed and Penelec are available at www.metedpenelecsef.org.
M&T supports food banks
M&T Bank on Wednesday presented 18 Blair County food banks and backpack programs with $35,000 in donations during its 10th annual charitable luncheon at Altoona Grand Hotel.
Those receiving donations included: Martinsburg Food Pantry, Hollidaysburg Monastery Gardens, Bellwood Antis Council of Churches Food Share Program, Abundant Life Church, Roaring Spring United Methodist Church, Altoona Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford Food Outreach, Tyrone Food Bank, NBC/
Woodbury Food Bank, Everett Food Pantry, Food for Families Soup Kitchen, Mountain Lion BackPack Program, Hicks Methodist Church, Northern Blair Backpack Program, Scarlet Dragon Backpacks, Roaring Spring Food Bank and The Hope Center.