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Duke Energy Increases Hurricane Response Resources Statewide > Charleston Business Journal

Thirty-four South Carolina nonprofits and government agencies spanning from the mountains to the ocean receive duke energy grants to help prepare for hurricane season.

Duke Energy today announced more than $500,000 in micro-grants to help these organizations increase their resilience and ability to help residents prepare for and recover from the devastation caused by significant weather events.

“The key to successful emergency preparedness and recovery after a major storm begins and ends at the local level,” Mike Callahan, president of Duke Energy South Carolina, said in a statement. hurry. “Households and businesses across the state have experienced a number of large and costly storms in recent years. Helping our communities prepare for and recover from these events requires significant resources and these grants will help give our fellow first responders the tools and training they need to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

A list of nonprofits and organizations that receive grants, including amount and intended purpose, is available on line (pdf).

Duke Energy’s Emergency Preparedness and Storm Resilience Grant Program was designed to help organizations with a role in emergency preparedness increase their resilience to these events through preparedness, advanced planning, equipment and training, according to the release. The program was first announced in March at the annual gathering of state emergency officials in Myrtle Beach, and recipients were notified of their successful funding applications in mid-May. Applicants could apply for funds up to $20,000. Nonprofit organizations and government entities from all regions of the state were eligible to apply.

Contact Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.