KCP&L Awards Environmental Grants to Local Nonprofits

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KCP&L AWARDS MORE THAN $35,000 IN ENERGIZING OUR ENVIRONMENT GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
 
Kansas City, Mo. (September 3, 2014) – Today, KCP&L awarded more than $35,000 in grants to local nonprofits in Kansas and Missouri as part of the KCP&L Energizing Our Environment Micro-Grant Program. This program is designed to help fund environmental projects in communities throughout KCP&L’s service region. The grants range from $500 to $3,000 and will provide nonprofit organizations an opportunity to improve the environment in their communities in a meaningful way.

“Our micro-grant program will impact thousands of lives and help improve our region,” said Elizabeth Danforth, KCP&L Director Public Affairs. “We are excited to partner with these organizations on their projects because we share a commitment to improving the environment.”

KCP&L received almost 150 applications for projects ranging from river cleanups to recycling programs to solar panel installations. Of those applications, KCP&L awarded almost 20 grants to nonprofits throughout the region. 

For more information on KCP&L’s Energizing Our Environment Micro-Grant Program, please visit kcpl.com/energizing-our-environment.

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Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.