Municipal Energy Resilience Program
MERP Mini and Large Grant Powerpoint
MERP’s Community Capacity-Building “Mini-Grant” application is now open! Please coordinate with TRORC and your town’s selectboard in order to apply.
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.
Applications for the mini-grants open on Town Meeting Day (March 7, 2023), to be followed by the audit applications in spring 2023 (date TBD).
For more information on program requirements and deadlines, please click here or contact our MERP Coordinator Harry Falconer at [email protected].