Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments
Policy Target:Transport, Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Multi-Sectoral Policy, Buildings, Energy Utilities
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:Part of EPAs State and Local Climate and Energy Programs
Funding:USD 10 million initially available, another USD 10 million available in Spring 2010

The Climate Showcase Communities Grants program helps communities create replicable models of sustainable community action that generate cost-effective and persistent greenhouse gas reductions while improving the environmental, economic, public health, or social conditions in a community. The program offers competitive grants to local and tribal governments, as well as training and technical support to grant recipients. Grantees actions and accomplishments are showcased through web resources and peer exchanges. Fifty Climate Showcase Communities across the United States are leading projects in energy production, residential and commercial energy efficiency, waste management, transportation and land use that reduce energy use and save money.

By 2015, the 50 Climate Showcase Communities will avoid over 350 000 metric tonnes of GHGs per year.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Cross-sectoral, Cross-sectoral, Private investment in energy efficiency, Buildings, Buildings, Improved energy efficiency in existing buildings, Energy utilities, Transport

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