MERP Presentation 8/8/23

The applications for MERP’s Community Capacity-Building “Mini-Grants” will close on May 31st, 2024! Applications for the Municipal Building Energy Assessments closed on 10/31/23. All 30 TRORC towns were awarded at least one assessment. The assessments will take place throughout the winter and spring of 2024. Project Implementation Grant applications will open this summer and close in October, in time for awards to be issued before the end of 2024.

The Municipal Energy Resilience Program (MERP) is coming to a town near you! MERP is a $45,000,000, ARPA-funded state program that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from public buildings while helping towns save money on their utility bills. There are three separate funding opportunities available through MERP: Community Capacity-Building “Mini-Grants” of up to $4,000 each, Municipal Building Energy Audits, and Project Implementation Grants of up to $500,000 each. MERP was established by Act 172 of 2022. Please follow this link for the full text of the statute.

For more information on program requirements and deadlines, please contact our MERP Coordinator Harry Falconer at [email protected].