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Leading by Example Grants

Overview of Leading by Example grant programs and funding to clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reducing projects at Massachusetts state facilities.

Background

In support of aggressive clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Leading by Example Program (LBE) provides grant funding to state entities through various grant programs targeting a host of clean energy technologies. By financially supporting clean energy projects, LBE is helping agencies reduce emissions and energy costs. Funding for these programs is from the Alternative Compliance Payments from the state’s Renewable and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard programs administered by DOER.

Current Leading by Example Grant Program Opportunities

  • Feasibility Studies Grant Program for State Entities
  • Solar (Canopies & Other) and Innovative Solar Grant Program for State Entities

      See 2018 Program Opportunity Notices (PONs) document in Additional Resources below for more information on current grant programs.

    Additional Resources for Background

    Leading by Example Awarded Grants

    Recipient  Site  Grant Program  Technology  Month/Year Awarded Amount Awarded
    UMass Medical School Combined Heat and Power Plant Feasibility Study Energy Storage May-18 $43,500
    UMass Amherst UMass Amherst Feasibility Study Alternative Fuels Analysis Apr-18 $100,000
    Mass. College of Liberal Arts Feigenbaum Center Renewable Thermal Combined Heat and Power Apr-18 $208,670
    Department of Correction Milford Headquarters Feasibility Study Solar PV Canopy Mar-18 $30,000
    MA National Guard Natick Readiness Center Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Dec-17 $256,250
    Dept. of Correction Agency Fleet Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Hybrid Vehicle Conversion Sep-17 $131,800
    Dept. of  Developmental Services Agency Fleet Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Hybrid Vehicle Conversion Sep-17 $98,910
    Dept. of Youth Services Agency Fleet Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Hybrid Vehicle Conversion Sep-17 $21,980
    Mass. College of Liberal Arts MCLA Feigenbaum Center Renewable Thermal Combined Heat and Power Aug-17 $162,000
    Franklin County Sherriff's Office Franklin County Jail and House of Correction  Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Aug-17 $545,000
    MassDOT MassDOT Hopkinton Facility Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Dec-16 $245,000
    UMass Amherst UMass Amherst Campus Wide Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Oct-16 $500,000
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Scusset Beach Maint. Garage Renewable Thermal  Air Source Heat Pump Jun-16 $41,250
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Halibut Point Visitor’s Center Renewable Thermal  Air Source Heat Pump Jun-16 $45,683
    Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintance Statewide Building Energy Intelligence  Real Time Metering and Analytics  Mar-16 $3,047,997
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Blue Hills Trailside Museum Renewable Thermal  Biomass Feb-16 $110,263
    Department of Energy Resources  Feasibility Study Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Sep-15 $184,765
    Roxbury Comm. College Boston Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Jul-15 $600,000
    Trial Courts Feasibility Study Renewable Thermal  Multiple Feb-15 $37,600
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Feasibility Study Renewable Thermal  Multiple Jan-15 $46,418
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Walden Pond Visitor's Center  Renewable Thermal  Air Source Heat Pump, Solar Thermal Jan-15 $125,000
    UMass Amherst UMass Amherst Visitor Center Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Jan-15 $146,000
    UMass Lowell South Parking Garage Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Jan-15 $150,660
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Quabbin Conference Center  Renewable Thermal  Air Source Heat Pump Jan-15 $31,300
    Dept. of Fish and Wildlife PI Shellfish Purification Plant Renewable Thermal  Air Source Heat Pump Jan-15 $44,058
    Bristol Community College New Technology  and Learning Center Clean Energy  Ground Source Heat Pump Jan-15 $600,000
    Mass. College of Liberal Arts MCLA Clean Energy  Combined Heat and Power  Jan-15 $604,000
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Walden Pond State Reservation Solar Canopy Solar PV Canopy Dec-14 $52,920
    Dept. of Fish and Wildlife McLaughlin Hatchery/ District Office Renewable Thermal  Biomass Dec-14 $258,583
    Worcester State University Worcester State University Renewable Thermal  Combined Heat and Power  Oct-14 $100,000
    UMass Amherst UMass Amherst CHP Plant Renewable Thermal  Solar Thermal Sep-14 $74,718
    Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Feasibility Study Renewable Thermal  Multiple Aug-14 $50,000
    Mass. Water Resources Authority Chicopee Valley Aqueduct Clean Energy  Hydro Jun-14 $288,500
    UMass Amherst Central Heating Plant  Clean Energy  Combined Heat and Power - Cooling Apr-13 $387,000
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Wachusett Visitor's Center  Renewable Thermal  Biomass Jan-13 $165,000
    Quinsigamond Community College Quinsigamond CC Clean Energy  Solar Thermal Dec-12 $38,300
    Middlesex Community College Middlesex CC Clean Energy  Ground Source Heat Pump Nov-12 $75,514

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