Center for Regional Excellence
4039 Route 219, Suite 200
Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone: (716) 945-5301
Fax: (716) 945-5550

2019 Local Government
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CAP - Community Assistance


Staff Contact: Jon Mayr (716) 945-5301 Ext. 2232

Announced by Governor Cuomo in August 2016, the $16 million Clean Energy Communities Initiative supports local government leaders across the State to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects in their communities.  Clean Energy Communities advances the Governor's Reforming the Energy (REV) Strategy by demonstrating the importance of communities in help New York reach its Clean Energy Standard of 50 percent of the State's electricity coming from renewable energy resources by 2030.

STW's Clean Energy Community Coordinator assists cities, counties, towns, and villages to complete at least four of 10 high-impact clean energy actions designated Clean Energy Communities, which makes them eligible to apply for funding up to $250,000 with no local cost  with the option of receiving up to 25 percent paid in advance to support additional clean energy projects.  Two of the four actions must have been completed after August 1, 2016.  NYSERDA is accepting applications for funding on a rolling basis through September 30, 2019 or until funds are exhausted.  Funds are being provided through the Clean Energy Fund and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Clean Energy Community Coordinators are available at no charge to support cash or resource-strapped communities to develop and prioritize clean energy goals; access easy-to-use resources such as guidance documents and case studies; and take advantage of available funding and technical assistance opportunities.

For more information on Clean Energy Communities, visit