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Emergency Preparedness RFP


The Duke Energy Foundation is investing across South Carolina to support:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Natural disaster response and recovery

Grants should help South Carolina communities increase their resiliency to major weather events through advanced preparation and planning. Applicants may request funds up to $20,000. Both 501-(c) (3) nonprofits and governmental entities are eligible to apply. All regions of the state are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to areas served by Duke Energy Carolinas or Duke Energy Progress. Communities impacted by severe weather in recent years and programs serving diverse populations will also be given priority.

This is a one-time opportunity. Grant applications may include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on:

Emergency preparedness

  • Specialized training for first responders for severe weather scenarios
  • Organized planning initiatives for communities to prepare for extreme weather
  • Community storm preparedness training, materials, kits, or shelters
  • Improved outcomes for low-income communities experiencing extreme weather

Natural disaster response and recovery

  • Equipment necessary for severe weather rescues to preserve human life
  • Emergency communication tools for severe weather scenarios