Coldwater Solar Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Community Grant Program
COLDWATER, MI – The Coldwater Solar Community Grant Program is now accepting applications from local groups and organizations for the Fall 2022 grant cycle. To date more than $20,000 has been awarded to local organizations working to build healthy communities, increase environmental sustainability, foster economic development, and promote education in the Greater Coldwater community.
Coldwater Solar is committed to being a long-term community partner for non-profits, local governments, and residents in the Greater Coldwater area. Past recipients include the Coldwater Area Chamber of Commerce, Branch District Library, Habitat for Humanity, Coldwater High School and several others. This grant program is one way the project can make a meaningful impact in the community prior to the operations of Coldwater Solar.
Grants applications are open to any individual, group, or organization servicing those in the City of Coldwater, Coldwater Township, and Ovid Township making a positive difference in one or more of the four key areas defined as:
- Building Healthy Communities: Programs that support public health, good government, open communication, citizen resources, and/or enhance the quality of life in the community.
- Economic Development: Programs encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and serving as a catalyst for economic opportunity and development within the community.
- Environmental Sustainability: Programs that possess a strong link to environmental revitalization, sustainability, or education, empower residents to be stewards of the environment, and/or encourage partnerships to address environmental concerns and sustainability.
- Promoting Education: Programs that support educational institutions, the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and vocational training programs. This may include curriculum development, literacy, school readiness, and other initiatives that help students grow into young leaders.
The application period for the Fall 2022 community grants will close on October 10th, 2022, though grants may be awarded prior to that date based on need. Priority will be given to grants that demonstrate meaningful ways of achieving their stated objective and make a positive difference in the lives of the greatest number of area residents.
If you are interested in applying, please visit www.Coldwatersolar.com/grant or call (517) 468-6830 with questions. Community organizations and residents of the Greater Coldwater area are encouraged to apply and help spread the word.
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About Coldwater Solar: A project of Apex Clean Energy, Coldwater Solar is a proposed utility-scale solar energy project that is expected to have the capacity to generate up to 150MW of homegrown Michigan clean energy, enough to power close to 26,000 American homes while diversifying the local economy and supporting jobs in the community.
Situated in Coldwater and Ovid Townships in rural Branch County, the location has access to existing transmission lines on open private land and is highly suitable for a solar energy project. If approved the project would create tens millions of dollars in construction spending and millions of dollars in personal property tax payments to township governments, local school districts, and Branch County over the 30-plus-year lifetime of the project.
For more information visit www.ColdwaterSolar.com