BGE Energizing Small Business Grants

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants

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Grant Amount:
$10,000+

About

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

How do I Qualify?

The application process will be held in 3 rounds:

  • Round 1 opens January 20 and closes March 3
  • Round 2 opens May 5 and closes June 16
  • Round 3 opens September 1 and closes October 13

Applicants must be a for-profit business and an existing BGE electric and/or gas business customer. Additional eligibility criteria include:  

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

Must have a minimum of one (1) employee and a maximum of twenty-five (25) employees.
Have annual gross revenues in 2020 of less than $7 million USD.
Demonstrated need of funding to support business and serve customers.
Preference will be given to minority-owned and woman-owned businesses.

Eligible small businesses selected as grant recipients will receive $20,000. Apply by sharing how a grant would provide economic relief and help grow your business.

About the Grantor

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants
Baltimore Gas and Electric

In February, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law, signed by Governor Larry Hogan, called the RELIEF Act (Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act). Part of this law provided $83 million to reduce or pay off the past due charges or arrearages of some utility customers statewide.