On June 25, Gov. Cuomo announced that each of the state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) regions have been awarded funds through New York State Energy Research & Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) program to develop and implement smart growth plans for regional sustainability.

The funds will support the Regional Sustainability Planning program, which is the first phase of the CGC program.  The second phase of the program will be implementing smart growth practices.

We commend the state for its support of regional decision-making on issues of this nature, and also for working through the REDCs to implement these programs.