*The Energize Starter Town Program is funded by New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority (NYSERDA) through RFP 2228. The Energize Starter Town program will export the Energize Program, whose pilot within the NWEAC towns has been funded by grants from the Department of Energy (DOE) and NYSERDA, to the rest of the Mid-Hudson’s municipalities. Municipalities that opt into the program receive access to a customizable toolkit that they may adapt to bring their residents information about the state’s Home Performance with Energy Star offerings and the low interest Green Jobs - Green New York finance options available to pay for home energy upgrades. There is no cost to municipalities to join the program or access the Energize Starter Town toolkit. Croton Energy Group Inc (CEG) is the state’s subcontractor for delivering the Energize Starter Town toolkit to the eligible communities throughout the Mid-Hudson region.