Delmarva Power has announced plans to increase funding for local community colleges and small businesses.
The energy company will donate a total of $75,000 through its Community Scholars Program and $100,000 to small business relief funds in Delaware and Maryland.
The scholar program will provide “financial assistance to students who are pursuing higher-education and vocational training — helping sustain a local workforce that is prepared for future careers in energy.”
That includes donations to Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown and Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.
The small business funding will benefit True Access Capital Emergency Grant Program for Delaware-based small businesses and the City of Salisbury’s COVID-19 Micro-grant program.
In a statement to Delmarva News Network, the region president for Delmarva Power Gary Stockbridge said “The COVID-19 pandemic has strained our economy and limited financial support for students in Delaware and Maryland.”
Stockbridge continued “Together, these investments will help our communities and local economies rebound and ensure we have a diverse and skilled pipeline of local talent who can continue to support our customers’ evolving energy needs.”