NYSERDA has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for $24M in municipal energy conservation measures (provided via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.).

Eligible small municipalities can receive up to $500,000 to fund projects to conserve energy, involving:

energy efficiency improvements
renewable energy improvements
efficient transportation system implementation
material conservation and
energy management personnel

Eligibility requirements are:

1. Be a New York State small municipal governments that were included in the 2007 Census of Governments as a currently incorporated municipality;
2. Have a governance structure that includes an elected official and a governing body; and
3. Must not be listed in Appendix R as having received a direct EECBG allocation of U.S. Department of Energy formula grants.

A proposer may request up to 100% of the cost of the project. Successful proposers must agree to comply with all required federal and state requirements for use of the funds. All proposers must follow all competitive procurement laws, regulations and requirements for all work conducted using funding from this RFP. All Projects will be required to comply with Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements. All Projects must also comply with Buy American requirements.

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