Yates County has received a $10,000 grant from the Clean Energy Communities program, a New York state initiative that funds local clean energy projects.
County Administrator Nonie Flynn said the grant will be used to purchase two charging units for electric vehicles, which will be located at the county highway facility in Benton Center.
The program, which began in 2016, provides points-based grants to municipalities that implement clean energy practices. Yates County is the fifth county in the state to earn a points-based grant. Flynn said the county will continue its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase sustainability.
In 2019, Yates County received a $5,000 grant for the same purpose, which was used to purchase two EV charging stations and a horse shelter in partnership with the Penn Yan Public Library.
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