BGE & Hello Alice are Energizing Small Business

BGE has opened their second round of funding in 2022 for the BGE Energizing Small Business program. This grant program, in its fifth round of funding with Hello Alice, is supporting Maryland-based small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery.

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BGE Energizing Small Businesses

In 2021, BGE awarded 296 small business with $20,000 grants through its Energizing Small Business Grants program. This grant program is part of BGE's $15 million pledge to assist small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery and is a multi-year commitment expected to run through at least 2023.

Supporting Maryland-Based Small Businesses

$3.5M grants awarded

grants awarded

64% owned by women

owned by women

73% owned by people of color

owned by people
of color

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants
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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

Over $3.75M in BGE Energizing Small Business Grants Awarded to Maryland-Based Small Business Owners

Congratulations to the 296 recipients of BGE Energizing Small Business Grants. These businesses all share a demonstrated need for funds to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, clear and feasible plans for the proposed use of funds to grow business and serve customers, and a demonstrated commitment to their communities.

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BGE's Multi-Year Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan

BGE is aiding in the region's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to improve the energy delivery systems serving 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland by investing in better service for customers, powering the local economy, and supporting communities in central Maryland.

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BGE®: An Exelon Company

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.