Clean Energy Communities




Recognizing and rewarding local governments for their clean energy leadership


The Clean Energy Communities program recognizes and rewards village, town, city, and county governments in New York State for reducing greenhouse gases and implementing clean energy.  This program provides tools, resources, and technical assistance to help local governments implement clean energy actions that can save taxpayer dollars, create jobs, and improve the environment



Building a better community


By participating in this program, Communities can:

-Protect the environment

-Galvanize the community

-Promote economic development

-Save taxpayer money

-Offer technical support


Clean energy leadership brings rewards


Elected officials or employees of local governments across New York State can apply to the program to gain recognition and rewards for their communities.


Communities that complete four out of the 10 High Impact Actions and meet all other eligibility requirements are:

-Designated by New York State as a “Clean Energy Community”

-Eligible to apply for grants up to $250,000 to fund additional clean energy projects.



Coordinator Services


Our Clean Energy Coordinator, Frank Vanca, is available to help your municipality by:


-Providing free technical assistance to communities undertaking clean energy actions and projects.

-Assisting with understanding Clean Energy Communities program requirements.

-Hosting educational seminars and training on topics including energy efficiency, clean energy technologies and policies, climate change, smart growth, and other best practices.

-Helping access other local, state, and federal resources.

-Engaging local organizations focused on clean energy, sustainability, and economic development, helping to create a self-sustaining network of local clean energy support.


Contact Your Regional Coordinator Today!


Frank Vanca

Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board


Or call (607) 962-5092 Extension 206




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