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.
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.
Please find additional information related to the Community Clean Energy Resiliency below.