Resolution No. 383

Authorizing The Department Of The Environment To Submit An Application To The New York State Climate Smart Communities Grant Program Via The New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) – Department Of The Environment

Resolution Information




Referred to:  The Energy, Environment and Sustainability Committee (Chairwoman Greene and Legislators Hansut, Levine, Maloney, and Stewart)


Chairwoman of the Energy, Environment and Sustainability Committee, Manna Jo Greene, and Deputy Chair Gina Hansut offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the County Executive on behalf of the Department of the Environment; and


WHEREAS, the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) were created to advance efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth; and


WHEREAS, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities (CSC) grant program, available via the 2023 CFA, provides funding for municipalities to address greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and climate change adaptation at the local level; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County has demonstrated its environmental commitment and leadership by achieving Certified Silver status in the New York State Climate Smart Communities Program (CSC) Program; and


WHEREAS, the thirteenth round of the CFA is now open, with an application deadline of July 28, 2023 at 4:00pm; and


WHEREAS, the County desires to submit an application to the Climate Smart Communities grant program via the 2023 CFA; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the Director of the Ulster County Department of the Environment, is hereby authorized to submit online applications through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) grant program for up to grant’s maximum award amount; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that a copy of all grant applications submitted shall be provided to the Clerk of the Legislature,


and move its adoption.






AYES:                       NOES:    



Passed Committee: Energy, Environment and Sustainability on ______________.





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Updated: September 12, 2023