Connecticut Focused Grants
Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (formerly Connecticut Clean Energy Fund) | Connecticut
$40,000 to support the following activities (1) engaging Connecticut municipalities in broader and deeper climate action, building upon the successful foundation of the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program and (2) continuing outreach to the general public through successful Connecticut climate change initiatives, such as an interactive website.
Clean Water Fund | Connecticut
$144,000 to support the hiring of a staff person to engage in the following two activities: (1) training members of Connecticut Town Energy Task Forces and municipal leaders to be appropriate advocates for clean energy and energy efficiency policy at the local and state level, (2) providing capacity- building through training, support and regional collaborations for Energy Task Forces in Connecticut towns.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment | Connecticut
$60, 000 to support their efforts to develop a policy framework that provides (1) a state-level statement of policy for agencies to coordinate to prioritize transit-oriented development communities; (2) criteria to designate transit-oriented development communities or corridors for purposes of preferred funding; and (3) project specific support for financing and land acquisition for specific priority communities.
Connecticut News Project, Inc. | Connecticut
$25,000 to support a part-time reporter for the Connecticut Mirror, an on-line
newspaper focused on environmental issues, specifically clean energy, climate protection, energy, transportation and green jobs.
Environment Northeast | Maine
$200,000 to support the following activities: (1) Advocate energy efficiency at the municipal, state and regional level; (2) Advocate continuation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI); and (3) Defend, refine and improve the existing RGGI program.
One Region Funders Collaborative | New York
$100,000 to support to the One Region Fund and support tri-state (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) transportation efforts to reduce vehicle miles traveled.
Regional Planning Association | New York
$25,000 to support the RPA’s work to gather information needed for the state, municipalities and businesses to make the right investments in transportation and economic development opportunities along the Connecticut shoreline.
Pennsylvania Focused Grant
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future | Pennsylvania
$200,000 to support the following activities: (1) Encourage schools and municipalities to make energy efficiency investments with available state resources; (2) Evaluate and publicize the use of American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds for projects in Pennsylvania municipalities; and (3) Support and promote federal, state and local energy conservation policies.
South Carolina Focused Grants
Conservation Voters of South Carolina | South Carolina
$160,000 to support the development and launch of the state's first green schools campaign.
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League | South Carolina
$150,000 to support the following activities: (1) Creation and Expansion of an Energy Efficiency Partnership (which is a financing mechanism for municipalities, residential and business owners) and (2) Adoption of a statewide clean energy standard.
South Carolina Energy Office | South Carolina
$90,000 to support the following activities: (1) Identify and showcase the results of South Carolina public schools that have invested in energy efficiency projects; (2) Quantify the energy savings of 3 – 6 South Carolina communities that have utilized federal Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant resources to implement energy efficiency projects at the town and county level; (3) Demonstrate the energy savings and operating cost reduction resulting from investment in energy efficiency projects; and (4) Develop an award to recognize state agencies that have met a 20% reduction of their energy usage to encourage an informal competition to reduce energy consumption.
Clean Energy Finance Center | Connecticut
$125,000 to support the CEFC’s efforts to (1) advance clean energy finance policies and programs in CT, PA, and SC; (2) identify and address barriers to successful growth of the clean energy markets; (3) serve as a resource for policymakers, environmental advocates local and state government officials, financial institutions, and other stakeholders on clean energy finance issues.