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$2 million for clean energy at 62 New York colleges and universities

Solar New YorkGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $2 million is now available to the 62 college and university REV Campus Challenge members.

REV Campus Challenge members can apply for up to $150,000
They countinue with their progress in developing and executing clean energy projects on campus, in the classroom and in their communities.

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Colleges and universities are helping drive clean energy activities to help New York reach its Clean Energy Standard of 50 percent of the State’s electricity to come from renewable energy resources by 2030.

$1 million in planning grants will be made available through the Environmental Protection Fund Smart Growth Program
Through the Roadmaps Technical Assistance Program, REV Campus Challenge members can apply for up to $150,000 in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority cost-shared funding to hire a third-party energy consultant to help with energy planning, set carbon or energy reduction goals and establish a roadmap action plan to address campus energy usage, resulting in decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to receiving up to $150,000 in technical assistance through the REV Campus Challenge Roadmaps Technical Assistance Program, colleges may request a $4,000 bonus to cover a stipend for student interns to assist in the completion of their roadmap.

Announced in 2015, REV Campus Challenge spurs commitments from two-and four-year public and private colleges and universities to demonstrate clean energy leadership through greenhouse gas reduction, research and development, curricula integration and community engagement.

More than 60 colleges and universities have signed the REV Campus Challenge, pledging to implement clean energy projects and principles on campus and in their local community.

Governor Cuomo announced that $1 million in planning grants will be made available through the Environmental Protection Fund Smart Growth Program to enable upstate counties to develop community resiliency plans.

These plans will address responses to climate change risks and vulnerabilities associated with an increase in frequency and severity of storm and precipitation events, sea-level rise, storm surge, and flooding.




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