Island students build window inserts to insulate local buildings during a visit to the WindowDressers production facility.

Part of the community infrastructure funding offered through the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, Spark! grants provide funding of up to $4,000 to catalyze community-based energy projects with energy-saving and educational outcomes on Maine’s year-round islands and coastal communities. These grants support energy advocates in purchasing energy-saving equipment and services, sharing solutions with other communities, attending conferences and events, and much more.

Eligible projects include projects that improve energy efficiency, focus on renewable energy, and/or reduce consumption of fossil fuels. Projects with environmental, financial, and educational benefits are more likely to receive funding.

Learn more about the Spark! Grant and the application process here.

For more information on the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, click here.

Additional resources

For questions related to the resources listed above, applying for a Spark! grant, or our energy work, please contact Emma Wendt with our Community Energy team.