US utility Dominion Energy will provide $1 million in environmental grants through the 2018 Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
The grants will be used by non-profit organisations and schools to implement short-term projects including providing environmental education to consumers in the utility’s service territories.
The utility will consider projects aiming to protect and preserve natural habitats and improving open spaces and making nature accessible.
The grants are open to projects in Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
Dominion Energy will provide up to $25,000 in grants to each project.
K-12 schools will be awarded up to $5,000 in classroom grants to improve pupils’ awareness on environmental issues.
Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, said: "Each year, we are so impressed by the variety and quality of environmental programmes and educational efforts in our communities.
"These grants support programmes that truly make a difference by improving natural spaces and giving children and adults alike the opportunities to treasure and enjoy the great outdoors."
Recipients will be announced in April.
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