Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

A faith-based response to global climate change

The Katy Gerke Memorial Program

The Katy Gerke Memorial Program has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Katy Gerke and to help Christian churches in Vermont and in twelve New Hampshire towns in the Upper Connecticut River Valley to improve the energy efficiency of their church buildings.  Funds from this program can be used by churches to obtain professional energy audits of their buildings and to undertake projects, e.g. building or equipment improvements that will reduce the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of their church building.  All grants for energy audits, energy efficiency improvement or renewable energy projects require that churches provide matching funds for each grant request.

A brochure describing the program and application forms are available below in downloadable PDF files. For more information, please contact VTIPL Coordinator, Betsy Hardy, at 802-434-3397 or email:

(*New Hampshire towns: Bath, Charleston, Claremont, Cornish, Hanover, Haverhill, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, Oxford, Piermont, and Plainfield.)

Energy Audit Application.pdf124.26 KB
KGMPBrochure.pdf171.33 KB
KGMPEnergyEfficiencyProjectApplication_2018.pdf86.04 KB
KGMPRenewableEnergyGrantApplication.pdf142.8 KB

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