Resolution No. 384

Authorizing The Department Of Environment To Submit An Application To The New York Energy Research And Development Authority (NYSERDA) 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, 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 being designated a NYSERDA Clean Energy Community (CEC); 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 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Funding, available via the 2023 CFA, has incentives available to support regionally significant, carbon neutral economic development projects that will achieve carbon neutral or net zero energy performance; and


WHEREAS, the County desires to submit a grant application for this program to support municipal operations 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 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Funding 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