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Empowerment Grant Program Announces $150,000 Grant Award will Fund Wilmington Senior Center

October 28, 2020 5:10 PM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

(October 26, 2020 Announcement) Wilmington Senior Center Energy Efficiency & Energy Saving Systems to Lafayette Court

WHAT:  This $150,000 Community-Scale Grant is an award from a $4 million grant made possible for Delmarva Power customers by the Exelon merger that was approved by the Delaware Public Service Commission. The Empowerment Grant Program monies are being awarded to Wilmington Senior  Center.  Their winning Grant application proposed installing energy efficiency and every saving systems to two identical buildings to reduce operating and utility costs, as well as residential utility bills. Wilmington Senior Center will replace space heating boiler and controls, attic air sealing and insulation, compartment air sealing, lighting, and interior common area lighting.

WHO:  Jim Purcell, Empowerment Grant Manager; Kathleen Purcell, Executive Director, Wilmington Senior Center; Andrew Slater, Public Advocates Office; Tony DePrima, Executive Director, Energize Delaware

WHEN:  October 28th, 2020 @ 2:30PM

WHERE:  Lafayette Court Apartments

        1803 and 1805 N Market Street

        Wilmington, DE 19801


This will be a COVID-19 compliant event.  Social Distancing will be in place and face coverings must be worn on-site.

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