Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications for its 2021 SoCal Climate Champions Grant program benefiting nonprofit groups working to advance “climate solutions” in the state, the utility announced Wednesday.

SoCalGas will provide up to $400,000 in grants for climate-related community programs, projects and research. Organizations, which must be located within the company’s service area, have until Nov. 5 to apply.

“At SoCalGas, we are committed to supporting organizations that are working to develop and implement community climate solutions,” Andy Carrasco, vice president of communications, local government and community affairs at SoCalGas, said in a statement. “Our SoCal Climate Champions Grant program is designed to invest in a future with net zero emissions through clean, safe, and innovative ideas that put people and communities first.”

Grant recipients will receive between $40,000 and $50,000, which will be funded by the end of the year. Special consideration will be given to groups that serve specific “communities of concern,” and to students, educators and Title 1 schools.

Since 2015, the SoCal Climate Champions Grant program has provided 150 nonprofits with $2 million in funding, according to the Gas Co.

Information on the grant program and how to apply is available at socalclimatechampionsgrant.com.

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