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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Final DRAFT of Vision CNY Regional Sustainability Plan Released:

June 20th, 2013  |  Published in Challenge News

The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board released a Final DRAFT of the Vision CNY Regional Sustainability Plan on June 11th, 2013.

Vision CNY was initiated by the CNY RPDB with a $1 million grant from the New York State Cleaner Green Communities Program. Cleaner Greener Communities is an environmental initiative announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2011.

The Vision CNY Regional Sustainability Plan covers the five counties of Central New York including Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties, and covers one of 10 designated regions across New York State. In 2013, approximately $90 million in state funding will be available from the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program to assist 10 regions across the state on a competitive basis to implement projects that support the goals and strategies of each regions plan.

Plans and subsequent projects must identify and create opportunities for achieving carbon reductions, energy efficiency savings and/or renewable energy deployment while enhancing job creation, economic investment and development consistent with a region’s sustainability and REDC strategic plan.