The Community Benefits Grant Program is an innovative partnership between Clean Power Alliance (CPA) and Calpine Energy Solutions. This annual program provides grant funding to organizations working to advance clean energy, green jobs, environmental education and stewardship, and energy equity and diversity in the communities that CPA serves.
The 2022 application period begins on August 1, 2022. Applications are due by 5 pm, September 16, 2022.
Eligible applicants must be an IRS-designated 501©3 non-profit organization serving the areas where CPA provides electricity. Qualifying projects must fall within the priority focus areas outlined below.
Please note that funding is not permitted for political action committees, trade associations, government entities, or political candidates.
2021 Community Benefits Grant recipients are eligible to apply for the 2022 grants.
If your organization is working with a fiscal sponsor, please provide:
Awardees of the Community Benefits Grant must agree to the following reporting requirements:
1) Six-month post-award status report, including pictures and videos, a statement of expenditures to date, and a description of the progress of the project, as applicable.
2) One-year post-award interview, including pictures and videos, a statement of expenditures, and a project wrap-up summary. Note: During this interview, CPA, Calpine Energy Solutions, and the grant recipient’s staff will discuss the status of the granted project and its local impact.
The Community Benefits Grant Program is an ongoing program. There will be another call for grant applicants in the third quarter of 2023. Sign up for CPA’s monthly newsletter to be informed of when additional grant funds will be available. Visit www.cleanpoweralliance.org/#newsletter to join the mailing list.
|Agoura Hills||Hawthorne||Simi Valley|
|Arcadia||Manhattan Beach||Temple City|
|Beverly Hills||Moorpark||Thousand Oaks|
|Calabasas||Ojai||Unincorporated Los Angeles County|
|Camarillo||Oxnard||Unincorporated Ventura County|
|Carson||Redondo Beach||West Hollywood|
|Culver City||Rolling Hills Estates||Westlake Village|
|Hawaiian Gardens||Sierra Madre|