Peninsula Clean Energy awarded grants to 14 organizations serving disadvantaged communities in San Mateo County and Los Banos, with the aim of expanding outreach on utility bill discounts and a variety of other clean energy program benefits.
The grants total $415,000 and range from $15,000 to $45,000 apiece. Twelve of the grant recipients, which are listed below, serve residents in San Mateo County.
According to PCE, the grants support outreach efforts in Spanish and Chinese to help residents buy electric vehicles, educate them about energy bill discounts and home energy assistance, and expand public education on PCE’s home electrification and other broader climate efforts.
“I applaud Peninsula Clean Energy for providing key resources through our invaluable community-based organizations, including HealthWays here in Daly City,” Daly City Mayor Roderick Daus-Magbual said. “This will help engage our community on intersectional issues of equity, health and a clean energy future.”
350 Silicon Valley – Public education and engagement about building electrification, electric vehicles, and climate action throughout San Mateo County
Acterra – One grant supporting public education about home electrification; and a second grant supporting workshops and one-on-one consultations offered in English, Spanish and Chinese to help residents purchase electric vehicles in San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos
Climate Resilient Communities – Community outreach in English, Spanish, Samoan and Tongan, and case management for Peninsula Clean Energy’s free home upgrade program
Cultiva La Salud – Spanish-language community outreach, focus groups and enrollment support for energy bill discounts and Peninsula Clean Energy programs in Los Banos
El Concilio – English and Spanish-language outreach and assistance with energy discounts and program enrollments in English and Spanish throughout San Mateo County
HealthWays – Outreach, program enrollment support, and focus groups and workshops in northern San Mateo County in English and Tagalog
Nuestra Casa – Community outreach about utility bill discounts and Peninsula Clean Energy programs in East Palo Alto and surrounding communities, offered in Spanish and English
Peninsula Family Service – Assistance for income-qualified residents in English and Spanish for purchasing and financing used electric vehicles as well as other community engagement
Senior Coastsiders – Outreach to older adults and other residents in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica about energy bill discounts, home energy assistance and other programs
Sound of Hope – Education about Peninsula Clean Energy programs through radio, video, web ads and in-person workshops in Mandarin and Cantonese
Support Life Foundation – Multi-lingual outreach at food distribution and community events with a focus on northern San Mateo County in languages including English, Arabic and Urdu
Sustainable San Mateo County – Events and workshops to engage residents and community stakeholders in Peninsula Clean Energy’s mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions locally
Thrive Alliance – Education and engagement of non-profit and community leaders throughout San Mateo County about Peninsula Clean Energy programs