About this Website

The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program launched this website as a new way for local governments in New York State to apply to become Certified Climate Smart Communities. This website, known as the certification portal, provides an online platform for local governments to upload documentation, communicate with those who review documentation and track their progress. By providing detailed information about the program and reflecting all recent updates, this portal replaces the CSC Certification Manual, which was issued in 2014.

The CSC program is jointly sponsored by the following six New York State agencies: Department of Environmental Conservation; Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Department of Public Service; Department of State; Department of Transportation; and Department of Health.

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