Apex Clean Energy Announces Launch of Heritage Wind Community Grant Program

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

ALBION, NY – Apex Clean Energy is announcing the launch of the Heritage Wind Community Grant Program. The program will award funds to organizations and projects in the Town of Barre and Orleans County.

One of Heritage 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 Heritage Wind to contribute towards pressing community needs and make a meaningful impact.

“This is a difficult time for all New Yorkers and we want to step up and do what we can to support both short-term needs and long-term investments in Barre and Orleans County,” said Carmen O’Keefe, Project Developer for Heritage Wind, and a Western New York native. “This grant program gives us a meaningful way to support the things that this community decides it needs most.”

Grants will be available to any individual, group, or organization working within the Town of Barre and Orleans County to make a positive difference in one or more of four key areas: building healthy communities; economic development; environmental sustainability; and promoting education. These four categories align with the core values of Apex Clean Energy.

Grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis for the remainder of 2020, with $4,000 in grants available per funding cycle. Applicants should be non-profit organizations that are making an impact in the listed areas of focus. The application period for the first round of community grants will close on April 30th, though grants may be awarded prior to that date based on need. Though 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.heritagewindpower.com/grant and encourage fellow residents and community organizations to apply.