This $40 million initiative was part of the Commonwealth’s broader climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. It is a grant program focused on municipal resilience that uses clean energy technology solutions to protect communities from interruptions in energy services due to severe climate events made worse by the effects of climate change.
Grant Opportunities that are now open and soliciting responses
DOER CCERI Round 3 was announced on 9/22/2016 and is split into 3 programs:
- Resiliency Implementation at Hospitals
- Up to $11.5 million dollars is available under this solicitation for project implementation of resiliency capabilities added to clean energy technologies at hospitals for resiliency, specifically the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of eligible technology systems. The funding will only cover the resiliency components (e.g. energy storage, switch gear, transfer switch, load controls, etc.) of the clean energy system, and as such will not cover funding of the generation technology (e.g. combined heat and power (CHP), solar, wind, etc.).
- Program Opportunity Noticed posted on COMMBUYS 12/5/16
- Questions are due by 12/23/16
- Applications are due 3/17/17
- This opportunity is open to both Public and Private Hospitals
- Feasibility Studies for State Owned Medical Facilities
- DOER will contract for clean energy resiliency feasibility studies to be performed at state medical facilities.
- Notice of Intent posted on COMMBUYS 11/8/16
- Resiliency Tool Development
- Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Community Tool will utilize data, maps, and analytics to help assess infrastructure risk and vulnerabilities and provide guidance on strategic improvements and investments to improve resiliency
- The tool will be applicable both to State Agencies and for Communities to perform self-assessments
- The tool will include a repository of adaptation actions, case studies, and grant and assistance opportunities
- DOER contact for further information (not including questions on the PON contents):
- Will Lauwers, Dir. Emerging Tech. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Previous Grant Rounds: Projects that have received awards and are currently in constructon
Round 1 Project Implementation Awards
On September 25, 2014, DOER to municipalities under the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative. The funding will be used for six projects to implement clean energy technologies to improve resiliency at critical facilities. Click to view details of the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and the grant awards made.
Round 2 Project Implementation Awards
DOER awarded thirteen Project Implementation applications for the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative in this round. These applications represented communities across the Commonwealth, with seven coming from the Northeast region, two from the Southeast region, three from the Western region and one from the Central region. Three of these applications were submitted by regional public entities; the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (two applications), on behalf of the municipalities that they serve. The remaining ten were all from municipalities. Details of the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and the grant, are available online .
Technical Assistance Awards
Through the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative, DOER has awarded 27 applicants technical assistance support, at no cost to them, through a consulting team procured by DOER. This team partnership between the Cadmus Group, MCFA and HOMER Energy, will provide expert analysis of potential project sites and critical facilities, and develop recommendations for resilient clean energy solutions. Click to view the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and a list of the critical facilities supported through the projects. This folder file size 22MB will enable you to download any of the 27 technical assistance reports that resulted from this analysis. You can view the consulting team's final report online file size 2MB.
DOER hosted webinars to support the Community Clean Energy Resiliency initiative:
- overview of the initiative
- explanation of the technical assistance opportunity and the services provided by our consulting team
- explanation of the project implementation opportunity
Slides and recordings are posted of the live webinar sessions.