Waltham Receives $198,000 Green Communities Grant
Rep. Stanley announced that Waltham will receive a $198,000 grant as part of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s $3.3 million in Green Communities competitive grants awarded to 27 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects.
Under the Green Communities Act, cities and towns must meet five criteria to be designated a Green Community and receive funding. The grants provide financial support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the designated communities’ clean energy goals and are awarded to existing Green Communities that have successfully invested their initial designation grants and previous competitive grant awards. Grants are capped at $200,000 per municipality. Funding for these grants is available through proceeds from carbon allowance auctions under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
“I’m thrilled Waltham is a recipient of this Green Communities grant to support the City’s ongoing efforts to support clean energy and energy efficiency projects,” said State Representative Thomas M. Stanley. “The Green Communities Act is a great example of the Commonwealth collaborating with our cities and towns, giving them the resources they need to reduce emissions and lower energy consumption and costs.”