Certification Actions

Below is the list of actions that are part of the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Certification program. Click on the pledge elements (PE) and action names to expand the listings and learn more. Actions tagged with "Competitive Funding Available" in the list below tend to be eligible for funding under the DEC CSC Grant Program.

December 17, 2021: The most recent round of updates to the certification actions is complete. The four-page list of the names of the CSC certification actions is known as the action checklist. The CEC/CSC crosswalk table lists the equivalent actions between CSC and the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities program (CEC). 

To download the current (December 2021) versions of these two documents, click the following links:  PDF of the December 2021 Action ChecklistExcel File of the December 2021 Action ChecklistDecember 2021 CEC/CSC Crosswalk 

[To download the old (April 2021) versions of these two documents, click the following links: PDF of the Old Action Checklist, Excel File of the Old 2021 Action Checklist, Old CEC/CSC Crosswalk ]