Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Receives $94,000 Energy Efficiency Grant

CALLAWAY, Md. (June 28, 2010)—The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity organization has received a $94,264 grant from the “EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities” grant program. The program, overseen by the Maryland Energy Administration, helps local governments and nonprofits fund energy efficiency projects for low to moderate income Marylanders.

“We are committed to building energy efficient homes for our partner families,” said Dan Doherty, chairman, board of directors, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity. “We will use these grant dollars to incorporate energy efficient measures into existing and future homes in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties to ensure that our families can continue to meet their energy costs in their new homes.”

Funding for the program comes from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, which was created from public auctions of carbon credits through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This grant was one of 21 grants in this round.

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity submitted the grant application with assistance from the Maryland Habitat for Humanity.

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity (PHH) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and works to create decent affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. For more information about donating, volunteering or applying for a home, log on to or call 301- 863-6227.

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