SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to build a better California and promote local economic growth in the state, PG&E today announced the open application period of its Economic Vitality Grant Program. In its third year, the utility’s economic development effort provides a total of up to $200,000 to deserving local government organizations, educational institutions and 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations to fund projects or programs designed to spur innovation and job creation.
“PG&E wants to help the communities where we deliver gas and electricity to grow and thrive economically. As one of California’s largest employers and taxpayers, we are a key contributor to local economies. In addition, this grant program continues our long, proud history of supporting the local organizations working hard to provide career training and create even more jobs for Californians,” said PG&E Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley.
As part of PG&E’s nearly $2.5 million charitable commitment to economic vitality in 2015, this shareholder-funded program will invest in local initiatives that aim to attract, retain or expand local businesses; provide business development, incubation or acceleration opportunities; or provide valuable workforce training. The community need for job creation and economic opportunity will be a strong factor when considering grant applications.
Applications for PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grant Program will be accepted from today through July 31, 2015. To learn more and apply, visit www.pge.com/evgrants.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2014, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to nearly 1,300 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $7.3 million and volunteered more than 75,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.