Dear Friends, 
     I wanted to bring this grant announcement to the attention of any neighborhood or civic associations who have a 501c3 status and are in the BG&E service area.   Last year's grant awardees are listed below which give you an idea of the broad spectrum of organizations which have received money under this program.   Note the application deadline of May 16, 2016.  
     Please forward the information to anyone whom you feel may benefit. 

     I hope you find this information helpful.  As always, please feel free to call my office at 301-858-3101 or email me at if you have questions.   
Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Delegate, Maryland General Assembly
District 23A

BGE Green Grants Program Opens April 1 for 2016 Applications

Click here for BGE's press release outlining BGE's 2016 Green Grants program.  All 501c3 nonprofit organizations within BGE's service area that focus on conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and environmental community engagement efforts are eligible to apply starting April 1 st.   Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 and are available to both new and existing programs that clearly demonstrate a commitment to environmental improvements in the community and to enhancing environmental stewardship throughout BGE's central Maryland service area.

Applications must be received by May 16, 2016 at
2015 Green Grants Recipients:
Project Title
Annapolis Maritime Museum Inc.
Boatyard Beach Bash
Anne Arundel
AA County Watershed Stewards
Riverwise stormwater project
Anne Arundel
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Covenantal Partners Program
Anne Arundel
Spa Creek Conservancy
Hawkins Cove Restoration Project
Anne Arundel
Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County
Youth Environmental Projects in Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel
Woods Community Center
Replacement of 400 watt bulbs in our two pools
Anne Arundel
Catonsville Recreation and Park Council
Catonsville Community Tree Planting
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Clear Creeks Project:
Bayscaping and Bay-Wise
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
Job Shadow Creating
Environmentally Educated Students
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center
Energy Sustainability Kiosks
School of Living
Permaculture Internships and Construction of a Wheelchair Accessible Permaculture Garden
Horticultural Therapy
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Clean Green Litter Challenge
Towson University Foundation
Bioscience education and outreach program Glen Arboretum
Baltimore County 4-H
4-H Bay Stewards
Valleys Planning Council
Art For Lands Sake
Irving Nature Center
Teacher and naturalist training
Charm City Pearls
1908 Playgrounds Project
Baltimore Community ToolBank
Maintaining Environmental Assets
Baltimore City
Baltimore Green Space
Preservation Pipeline and Technical Assistance
Baltimore City
Baltimore Trash Talk
Baltimore Trash Talk-
Classroom presentations
Baltimore City
Baltimore Urban Debate League
Competitive Debate: Should Baltimore City increase investment in city recycling program
Baltimore City
Bolton Park Neighbors
20 Years of Use, Time For Renewal
Baltimore City
Butchers Hill Assoc.
Phase 2 Planting Strips
Baltimore City
Civic Works
Environmental Steward through Edible Landscaping
Baltimore City
Friends of Herring Run Parks
Herring Run Park Beautiful Campaign
Baltimore City
Friends of Patterson Park
Patterson Park Volunteer
Stewardship Program Support
Baltimore City
Herring Run Watershed Association
Increasing Tree Canopy
Baltimore City
Living Classrooms Foundation
Masonville Cove Land/Sea Environmental Education
Baltimore City
Maryland Environmental Health Network
Green Cleaning in Maryland Schools Learning Collaborative
Baltimore City
Maryland SPCA
Dog Walking Trails Phase 2
Baltimore City
Mount Royal Community Development Corp.
Growing the Tree Canopy in the Mount Royal District
Baltimore City
Newborn Community of Faith Church
The Baltimore Urban Farmstead Initiative
Baltimore City
Parks & People Foundation
Baltimore Community Clean Up
Baltimore City
Patterson Park Audubon Center
Diverse Wildlife Habitats
Baltimore City
Pigtown Main St, Inc.
Green Infrastructure Design Services
Baltimore City
Prebyterian Church USA
Baltimore City
St Francis Neighborhood Center Corp
Reservoir Hill Green Machine
Baltimore City
The William S. Baer & Baer Tech Magnet School
Baer Farmers Market
Baltimore City
US Get to Know Program
2015 City of Baltimore Gallery
Baltimore City
Young Audiences of Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Themed Environmental Literacy Program
Baltimore City
Maryland Assoc of Soil Conservation Districts
Pollinator Habitat Project
Baltimore City
American Chestnut Land Trust
ACLT Community Farm and Garden
Carroll Lutheran School
STEM Outdoor Pavilion Classroom
Boys & Girls Club of Harford County
Aberdeen Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Lab
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Greenleaf Neighborhood Improvements
Friends of Patapsco Valley
& Heritage Greenway
Stream Watch Program Expansion
The Howard County Conservancy
New Home for our Nature Center Critters
The Maryland Recycling Network
MRN Annual Conference
Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park
Park Scales and Tales Program
Alice Furguson Foundation, Inc
Tree Free Communities
Prince Georges
 By Authority of Friends for Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Elizabeth Ryan, Treasurer