BGE Energizing Small Business Grants

The BGE Energizing Small Business grant program, presented in partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), is offering $20K grants to help central Maryland businesses succeed and thrive.

To be eligible:

Applicants must be a for-profit business and an existing BGE electric and/or gas customer in good standing with BGE. Other eligibility criteria include:

  • Be a for-profit business that has been operating for at least one (1) year at the start of the application
  • Existing BGE electric and/or gas customer in good standing with BGE
  • In good standing (or on the way to) with the State of Maryland
  • A maximum of twenty-five (25) full-time employees
  • Annual gross revenues in 2023 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 for this round is July 12, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET.

For full eligibility requirements, see the Terms and Conditions. Still have questions? Read our FAQs. 

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.


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

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 energy utility company. Engage with the latest BGE stories on and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.