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Con Edison to Award $3 Million Over 3 Years to Support Climate Justice and Resiliency in NYC and Westchester

Con Edison is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to provide an initial grant of up to $3 million over the next three years to help local organizations combat the effects of extreme heat and other climate-related extreme weather events on disadvantaged and historically marginalized communities across the five boroughs and in Westchester County.

Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and community partners are invited to apply for funding under this grant. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 3rd, 2024.

“We are committed to ensuring that disadvantaged and historically marginalized communities are centered in the benefits of our climate resiliency investments, working in parallel with New York State’s ambitious energy transition laws,” said Jen Hensley, Con Edison’s senior vice president for Corporate Affairs. “We look forward to supporting community-based solutions to build climate resiliency for those who too often disproportionately bear the brunt of the effects of climate change, including extreme heat and other weather events.”

The company is seeking to fund proposals that will cultivate leaders, expand community-based knowledge, empower advocacy, and demonstrate activities that tangibly plan, prepare, and/or support community members for relevant climate events. Climate events include extreme weather events outlined in the company’s Climate Change Resiliency Plan that disproportionately impacts disadvantaged and historically marginalized communities. Winning proposals will offer community-driven programs or initiatives that build and advance resiliency for their communities.

The RFP reflects Con Edison’s community giving strategy to invest in nonprofits that share the company’s vision to combat the effects of climate change, advance social justice, environmental stewardship, and create green jobs in the communities it serves throughout the five boroughs and Westchester.

Earlier this year, Con Edison awarded $4 million in grants to four non-profit organizations who will provide training over three years for more than 1,200 participants from underserved communities for careers in clean energy and technology fields.

The announcement is part of Con Edison’s commitment to help usher in a clean energy future equitably and efficiently with the goal of every New Yorker sharing in the benefits of a more sustainable grid. 

Application materials must be emailed to on or before May 3rd 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. To learn more about this funding opportunity, contact

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