Apex Clean Energy Announces Launch of Downeast Wind Community Grant Program

Grants will support programs and organizations serving the Town of Columbia and Washington County in the areas of public health, economic development, sustainability, and education

COLUMBIA, ME – April 7, 2020 – Apex Clean Energy is announcing the launch of the Downeast Wind Community Grant Program. The program will award funds to organizations and projects serving the residents of the Town of Columbia and Washington County, ME.

One of Downeast Wind's primary goals is to be a strong community partner and establish long-term relationships with local residents. At a time when community organizations may see an increased need for supportive services, the Community Grant Program will enable Downeast Wind to contribute towards pressing community needs and make a meaningful impact.

“In these uncertain times we want to step up and do what we can to support short-term needs and long-term investments both in the Town of Columbia and throughout Washington County,” said Brian O'Shea, Public Engagement Manager with Apex Clean Energy. “The grant program enables us to partner with the community in assessing critical needs and empowering local groups to address them.”

Grants will be available to groups and organizations working within the Town of Columbia and greater Washington County to make a positive difference in one or more of four key areas that align with the core values of Apex Clean Energy:

  • Building Healthy Communities
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Promoting Education

Applicants should be non-profit entities that are making an impact in the listed areas of focus. The application period for this round of community grants will close on May 1st, though grants may be awarded prior to that date based on need. While not all applicants will receive support in the program’s first cycle, 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.downeastwindfarm.com/grant and encourage fellow residents and community organizations to apply.