Infrastructure & Resilience Activator Series

Infrastructure & Resilience Activator Series: State and Regional Funding Opportunities for Municipalities

This three-part informational series highlighted current opportunities that municipalities can take advantage of to advance their community infrastructure and/or resilience goals. In the first two sessions, Transportation and Energy, state and regional partners, as well as the office of State Rep. Innamorato, presented on existing grants, ongoing programs and projects, and key updates that will equip municipal leaders to confront challenges in their communities. CONNECT & local partners hosted a third, in-person event at Ross Municipal Center, that provided hands-on follow up and discussion on how to make these opportunities from previous sessions happen in your community. The following categories were presented on in the Fall and Winter of 2022. 

Session #1 - Transportation Funding Opportunities – held Oct. 21st. 2022. Recording 

-Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (PPT)
-Level 2 Charging Rebate/Driving PA Forward Grants (PPT)
-Multimodal Transportation Fund Statewide Program (PPT)
-WalkWorks Active Transportation Planning Grants (PPT)

Session #2 - Energy Funding Opportunities – held Nov. 4th, 2022. Recording

-Energy Resiliency at Critical Facilities Study (PPT)  (Flyer)
-Shared Energy Manager & CAPstone Programs (PPT)
-DLC Small Business Direct Install & Act 129 Programs (PPT)
-EECBG, Federal Funding, & Assistance from the BIL & IRA (PPT)

Session #3 – "Putting Plans Into Action” Working Lunch – held December 9th, 2022.

Links to Partner Opportunities & Contact Information Showcased at Tables

Opportunity: Contact:
DEP's Shared Energy Manager, CAPstone, & Microgrid Study Programs Christopher Nafe, Energy Program Specialist,
DLC's Small Business Direct Install Program Liz McQuaide, Sr. Program Manager,
DLC’s Electric Fleet Advisory Service, Fleet Charging Program, & Community Charging Program Jessica Mooney, Project Developer,
Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities EV/Clean Fuels Technical Assistance Kristen Sabol, Program Assistant,
Mobilify Southwestern PA’s Transportation Improvement Seminar Series & Municipal Outreach Program Chris Sandvig, Executive Director,
GASP’s New Air Quality Resources & Toolkit for Local Governments Laura Kuster, Air Quality Educator,
Sustainable Pennsylvania’s Equity Sprint & Community Certification Jim Price, Senior Program Manager,
PA Solar Center’s GET Solar Program for Municipalities Leo Kowalski, Consulting Program Director,
GBA’s 2030 District & Energy Technical Assistance Chris Cieslak, Chief Operating Officer/VP of Programs,

Important Notes from Activity

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