The D.C. Energy Office has awarded grants to 13 local groups to carry out energy education programs for District residents.

The grants were made under the D.C. Energy Office's Energy Extension Service Small Grants Program, which provides up to $2,000 to individuals and groups to sponsor educational programs for District residents on energy-saving ideas and techniques. The grants are awarded on a quarterly basis, with funding provided by the federal Department of Energy. Grants for the first quarter of 1982 totaled $25,502.

The grants were awarded to:

* Center for Renewable Resources--$2,000 for brochures explaining how consumers can take advantage of the residential tax credit for installing solar and energy conservation systems in their homes.

* The Benning Heights Cooperative--$2,000 for 10 energy seminars and workshops to familiarize residents of Benning Heights and the surrounding neighborhood with practical, no-cost energy conservation programs.

* People's Involvement Corp.--$1,850 to provide low-income residents of the Shaw community with a lecture/workshop on inexpensive ideas for window insulation. The PIC, in cooperation with the D.C. Cooperative Extension Service, also will develop a pamphlet on the workshop and lecture material.

* Iona Black/Ballou--$2,000 to evaluate three brands of window insulations for efficiency of heat conservation. The test site is 12 test rooms and four control rooms at Ballou High School.

* Ballou High School--$2,000 to produce a color-slide presentation and tape recording and an educational pamphlet about the school's solar energy project and the building of solar energy panels.

* Fort Dupont Civic Association--$2,000 for evening classes at Sousa Junior High School to teach residents how to make and install thermal curtains.

* District of Columbia Green Thumb Inc.--$2,000 to hold approximately 10 energy workshops at senior centers; conduct energy audits on homes of some workshop participants and distribute the results of the audits, along with recommendations; and ensure that low-income people who request it are referred to Green Thumb weatherization crews or other local resources.

* Catholic Schools Office, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.--$1,901 to devise an energy curriculum for each grade level; publish guides for parents of primary, intermediate, junior high and high school students on ways to cooperate with school energy programs by introducing energy conservation measures in the home; publish a model in-service program to guide administrators and teachers in conducting an energy conservation workshop for parents.

* Archdiocesan Program for Energy Conservation, Archdiocese of Washington--$2,000 to conduct a one-day seminar on establishing an energy management program in a nonprofit institution.

* D.C. Recycling Committee and Ontario Lakers Youth Organization--$2,000 to produce a a recycling audit to detail the economic viability, investment possibilities and benefits of recycling.

* Lula F. Donovan/Stanton Elementary School--$2,000 to devise an energy curriculum; organize an energy art fair; sponsor energy presentations at school assemblies and PTA meetings; and display energy projects in local business windows.

* D.C. Providers Council--$1,800 for a series of seminars on accidental hypothermia in older adults for people serving the elderly in nutrition programs, community residence facilities, senior housing and church-sponsored volunteer programs.

* Community Energy Ventures--$1,951 for two workshops on financing energy conservation, a resource guide to conservation financing, and follow-up technical assistance to workshop participants and city agencies in developing and implementing effective financing schemes.

The Energy Office is accepting applications through March 2 for the second quarter 1982 grant funds. For information, call Sharon Cooke at 727-1830.