Local Towns Receive Green Communities Grant Funding

HYANNIS – Three Cape Cod communities have received more than $270,000 in state grant funding to support clean energy projects.

The state designated Green Communities of Mashpee, Provincetown and Truro all received funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

A majority of the funding, $210,102, was awarded to Mashpee. Provincetown received $34,779 and Truro was awarded $26,314.

A total of 80 green communities received almost $15 million during this round of funding.

“Providing communities with the tools necessary to reduce costs and carbon emissions through the Green Communities Grant program will help Massachusetts continue to be a national leader in clean energy,” said Governor Charlie Baker.

“Cities and towns across the Commonwealth embrace clean energy and are vital partners in meeting Massachusetts’ ambitious energy and emissions goals.”

Municipalities must meet five criteria to be designated a Green Community and receive funding.

The grants fund a range projects from ventilation system upgrades and high efficiency lighting to installation of insulation and energy management systems at municipal buildings and facilities. Also included are projects to install LED streetlights, oil-to-gas heating system conversions, electric vehicles, and electric vehicles charging stations.

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