BGE Energizing Small Business Grants

In 2023, the BGE Energizing Small Business grant program, presented in partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), is offering funding to help central Maryland businesses succeed and thrive.

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Who's eligible?

Applicants must be a for-profit business and an existing BGE electric and/or gas customer with positive BGE credit history.

We value diversity, equity and inclusion so preference will be given to minority-owned and woman-owned businesses. Other eligibility criteria include:

  • For-profit business founded in 2021 or prior
  • In good standing (or on the way to) with the State of Maryland
  • A maximum of twenty-five (25) employees
  • Annual gross revenues in 2022 of less than $7 million USD
  • Demonstrated need for funding to support business and serve customers

If you applied and were not selected for a previous round of the program, you are welcome to submit a new application. We will evaluate your application based on any new information and judge it against a new pool of applicants! The deadline to apply for this round is August 18, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET.

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About BGE

BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Team is the biggest component of our business. These funds helped keep that foundation solid so we can focus on growing the business by serving customers and the community, even in uncertain times.”

Michelle Bond, Bottoms Up Bagels
Baltimore, MD
BGE Energizing Small Business Grants
Celebrate Their Success

Announcing the 2023 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant Program (Round 2) Recipients

Hello Alice and BGE are pleased to announce the 129 recipients of the BGE Energizing Small Business grant program recipients who will each receive $20,000 to help support their business operations.

Please also visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options.