Sponsors of Mass Save® Accepting Applications for Community Education Grants

April 30, 2024

Grants up to $25,000 support increased awareness and access to energy efficiency programs and opportunities in Environmental Justice Communities

BOSTON (April 30, 2024) – Furthering their commitment to equitable access to energy efficiency education, the Sponsors of Mass Save® today announced that applications are now open for the first round of the 2024 Mass Save Community Education Grant. The year-long program enhances efforts by community-based organizations to provide access to energy efficiency education and programming in Environmental Justice Communities (EJCs) across Massachusetts.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

Funding from the Sponsors ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 per year and will be awarded to community-based organizations to increase literacy efforts and program access for renters, landlords, non-English speaking customers, K-12 student organizations, and income-eligible individuals. Applicants must participate in an annual program progress evaluation and collaborate with the Sponsors to create initiatives that engage residents in energy efficiency education. While the application is open to all organizations that meet eligibility requirements, priority will be given to those in EJCs.

Grant recipients may receive:

  • Training materials on the Mass Save program, energy efficiency offerings and best practices with a particular focus on offerings for income qualified customers and renters
  • Assistance planning local events
  • Mass Save branded collateral to assist in marketing efforts of the grantee

"All residents having access to a cleaner, more equitable energy efficient future is essential to meeting the Commonwealth’s decarbonization goals and ensuring that all people can share in the benefits of a clean energy future,” said Alec OMeara, Director of External Affairs, Unitil. "This grant is one of many ways the Sponsors' are committed to enabling every community in Massachusetts to benefit from a clean energy future."

To apply, please fill out the online application: Mass Save® Community Education Grant

Interested applicants are encouraged to join an informational session on May 16, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. To register for the webinar, please contact Kaira Fox at [email protected] or 781-441-3209.

About Mass Save:

Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.

We respectfully ask that Mass Save is referred to as “the Sponsors of Mass Save,” or “the Mass Save Sponsors,” to reflect the participation of all utility and energy efficiency service providers within the collaborative.

For more information, please visit our website.