The Sustainable Energy Fund and West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund jointly launched Energy Sprout– a statewide “big idea” sustainable energy competition with over $160,000 in seed grants. Energy Sprout is open to Pennsylvania-based businesses, Pennsylvania registered non-profit organizations, local governments in Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania residents. Winning funds must be used to start or propel a sustainable energy business venture or to support a community program/project.

For additional information, visit Energy Sprout applications are due by May 3. The semi-finalists round will be held on June 16-17 and winning teams will advance to the finalists round in July 28. The finalists round will be part of the Energypath 2016, which will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel on July 28, 2016.