The Adirondack North Country Association is getting the word out about new clean energy funding available to communities.

New York’s “Clean Energy Communities 3.0,” launched in December, makes $25 million in grants available for clean energy projects across the state. The Adirondack North Country Association, or ANCA, serves as the Clean Energy Communities Program coordinator for seven counties in the North Country. It hosted a recent webinar bringing clean energy coordinators from across New York.

Mohawk Valley Region Clean Energy Specialist Samantha Francisco explained how the program came about.

“The Clean Energy Communities Program was started by NYSERDA as a way to provide kind of a roadmap for how municipalities can implement different clean energy projects,” Francisco said. “It’s kind of designed as a guide and to give you ideas about what you might be able to do to reduce your energy usage and increase the energy efficiency of your municipality. The really good news about this program is that in December we had a revamp of the program. And what that means is there is additional funding opportunities. So all of the funding opportunities have gone up quite substantially. So this is a great time to get involved with the program or kind of revisit the program if you’ve put it on the back burner for the last couple of years.”

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