Clean Energy Communities Program opens new opportunities for municipalities across New York State to bring energy efficiency and renewable energy, actions, guidance, funding, and recognition to communities.
The new CEC program provides the tools and resources you need to take your community to the next level, with new High Impact Action items and increased access to grant funding. You can customize your participation in the program to best fit the needs and resources of your community and bring energy savings and economic opportunities to your community.
The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. works with communities, villages, towns, cities and counties all across the region. MVEDD serves Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties.
Each high-impact action is worth points that communities collect upon completion of the action. To receive points for completing high-impact actions, you must submit documentation that verifies all requirements have been met. The points you earn count toward unlocking access to point-based grant funding. Certain high-impact energy actions are eligible for additional Action Grants. You must complete four high impact actions to be designated as a Clean Energy Community.
The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program began in 2009 as an interagency initiative of New York State. The program is jointly sponsored by the following New York State agencies: Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Department of Public Service; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Department of Health and the Power Authority (NYPA). DEC acts as the main administrator of the program.
Rebates of $4000 per port installed
This program funds grants for infrastructure needed to install charging stations.
New York's Department of Conservation offers grants and rebates for zero emission vehicles and infrastructure projects.
Incentives and financing available for air source and geothermal systems.
NYSERDA offers many programs for energy efficiency projects beyond Clean Energy Communities.
Reach out to Amanda Kaier, Clean Energy Communities Coordinator to help you navigate these programs.