LCEC accepting Environmental Funding Award applications

July 29, 2021 – September 1 is the deadline to apply for an LCEC Environmental Funding Award. To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can visit to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. Funding is awarded twice a year with deadlines happening in March and September. The March 2021 LCEC Environmental Funding Award recipients included Audubon Western Everglades, Future Forestry, Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary. More than $160,000 has been awarded since the program’s inception in 2013. LCEC’s Environmental Funding Award Program is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment. To learn more, visit the Environment page at