Vermont churches awarded grants for energy efficiency

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Vermont churches awarded grants for energy efficiency

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:10am -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Interfaith Power and Light ( has announced that through the Katy Gerke Memorial Program, five (5) Vermont churches received matching grants that helped them to implement energy efficiency projects during 2018; and, year-to-date in 2019, three (3) additional matching grants have been awarded.  These grants have helped churches to obtain professional energy audits, install insulation, energy efficient HVAC equipment, energy efficient lighting and weatherization that will reduce their operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions.  

The churches awarded matching grants in 2018, and year-to-date in 2019 are:

  •  United Church of Dorset and East Rupert

  •  East Arlington Federated Church

  •  St. John Vianney Church, South Burlington

  •  Shelburne United Methodist Church

  •  Ascension Lutheran Church, South Burlington

  •  Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship

  •  First Congregational Church of Weathersfield

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.  Vermont Interfaith Power and Light administers the Katy Gerke Memorial Program (KGMP) and through this program matching grants are available for professional energy audits, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. A description of the KGMP and downloadable grant applications are available at

The Katy Gerke Memorial Program has been 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 the following twelve (12) towns in the Upper Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire:  Bath, Charleston, Claremont, Cornish, Hanover, Haverhill, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, Oxford, Piermont and Plainfield.

Source: March 13, 2019 Vermont Interfaith Power and Light