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Powerful Communities: Storm Resiliency Grants

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Communities
to Increase Resiliency and Prepare for Major Weather Events

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Duke Energy Foundation

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Grants of up to $50,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, school systems, and government agencies for projects that increase resiliency to and prepare for major weather events in communities in which the funding source does business. Funding is intended to help communities to plan and prepare for record-setting weather events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, and flooding. Communities impacted by severe weather in recent years and programs serving diverse populations will be given priority.

Grant applications may include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on:
- Specialized training for first responders for severe weather scenarios
- Organized planning initiatives for communities to prepare for extreme weather
- Equipment necessary for severe weather rescues to preserve human life
- Community storm preparedness trainings, materials, kits or shelters
- Emergency communication tools for severe weather scenarios
- Improved outcomes for low-income communities experiencing extreme weather

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185985

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funds up to $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
- Have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, be a governmental entity, including school systems. Governmental entities, including school systems will need to: Submit an IRS letter of determination or supply a letter to the Duke Energy Foundation on their governmental/school system letterhead affirming they are a governmental entity.
- Serve communities that are also served by Duke Energy
- Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin
- Have a method by which to measure, track and report one or more program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact.

Foundation grant support is not available for:
- Churches or evangelical organizations
- Organizations with a substantial purpose of influencing any political, legislative or regulatory cause
- Fraternal, veteran or labor membership organizations serving only the members of that organization
- Organizations offering or providing either Duke Energy Corporation, the Duke Energy Foundation, or their respective officers or employees any benefit from the grant
- Nonprofit organizations that are opposing or intervening parties (or that fund any such parties) in any proceeding in which Duke Energy is a party, or that fund or produce negative advertisements against Duke Energy.

The Foundation does not fund grants for programs and projects associated with, but not limited to, the following:
- Individual K-12 schools or organizations that operate within an individual school. School grants at the district level will be considered.
- Sports teams or events, with the exception of Power for Students.
- Religious programs, projects or activities
- Direct cost reduction for electric or natural gas service provided by Duke Energy
- External fundraising campaigns or events
- General operating expenses
- Capital investments and improvements
- Endowments or other foundations.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period of March 15 - June 15, 2019.

This grant priority is by invitation only. If your organization qualifies, please click on the link below and use the following invitation code when applying: 9344WNV98Z

For governmental entities to access the grantmaking system, please provide your organization’s IRS Letter of Determination, IRS General Information Letter or a letter to the Duke Energy Foundation on governmental letterhead affirming that you are a governmental entity. Please email one of these items to Jonathan Miller. In your email, please include your organization’s legal name, main address, phone number, website address, grantseeker’s name, grantseeker’s email address, organization’s EIN.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Jonathan Miller

Grant Coverage Areas:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina