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Montour Falls secures $175,000 grant for clean energy projects

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Montour Falls Mayor James Ryan announced that the village has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the NYSERDA Clean Energy Initiative. This funding boost is a result of the village amassing 7,000 points within the initiative, showcasing its commitment to sustainable practices. The grant will support ongoing efforts under the Sustainable Montour Falls initiative, which has garnered $1.5 million in total funding since its launch in 2017.

The village has made significant strides in clean energy and sustainability since the inception of the Sustainable Montour Falls and Clean Energy Communities (CEC) program. Initiatives have included upgrades to municipal buildings, the acquisition of electric vehicles, and the installation of the county’s first Electric Vehicle Charging Station, contributing to substantial cost savings and environmental benefits.

Montour Falls achieved its Clean Energy Community designation in October 2018 and was recognized as a Bronze Climate Smart Community in October 2019. Mayor Ryan highlighted the collaborative efforts with local and regional partners that have propelled the village towards these achievements, with over $700,000 in projects completed and an additional $1.2 million slated for the next 18 months. These initiatives underscore the village’s dedication to transforming into a sustainable community for future generations.