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Matching Grants Available for Energy Efficiency in Churches

News Release — Vermont Interfaith Power and Light
Feb. 29, 2016

Betsy Hardy
VTIPL Coordinator
PO Box 209
Richmond, VT 05477

Richmond, Vermont – February 29, 2016

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (VTIPL), through the Katy Gerke Memorial Program (KGMP) has up to $40,000 available in matching grant funds for Christian churches in Vermont and in the Upper Connecticut River Valley area of New Hampshire to enable them to obtain professional energy audits and to implement energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects. The grant applications and a description of the Katy Gerke Memorial Program are available at

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light is a Vermont 501(c)(3) whose mission is to support the efforts of faith communities in addressing climate change.

The Katy Gerke Memorial Program was established by Dr. Paul Gerke in memory of his wife, the late Dr. Katy Gerke. The mission of the KGMP is to improve the energy efficiency of Christian churches and church-owned buildings in Vermont and in the following twelve (12) Upper Connecticut River Valley towns in New Hampshire: Bath, Charleston, Claremont, Cornish, Hanover, Haverhill, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, Oxford, Piermont and Plainfield.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light administers the KGMP. Churches are encouraged to apply for matching grants for energy audits and for matching grants to implement energy audit recommendations.

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