Clean Energy grant program open to No. Co. communities

February, 2021

SARANAC LAKE — North Country municipalities are invited to participate in the latest round of the Clean Energy Communities (CEC) program. 

The grant program, coordinated by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), was designed to help save communities energy and reduce costs through clean energy projects.

Round one of the program wrapped up in 2020 and resulted in 20 CEC designated North Country communities implementing 108 high-impact, clean energy actions. Over $1.7 million in grant funds were awarded to support clean energy projects throughout the region.  

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the launch of the new CEC Leadership Round in late January as part of the state’s broader climate and clean energy agenda.

ANCA’s Energy Circuit Riders will be providing free technical assistance and consulting services to North Country governments interested in participating. 

"There is a solid foundation built on ANCA’s involvement in round one of the (CEC) program," ANCA’s Clean Energy Program Director Jerrod Bley says in a Tuesday news release, "and the next round allows us to be nimble and responsive to more North Country communities interested in participating.

"It's a win-win," he continues. "We are eager to help our hard-working local leaders take advantage of everything that the Leadership Round has to offer."

Read the full article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.