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Local projects receive 2022 Seed Grants for community-based clean energy efforts 

The communities of Jackson, Slayton, Worthington and Windom were among those awarded seed grants.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) awarded seed grants to 74 Innovative Energy Efficiency and renewable energy projects to communities across the state. The number of grants awarded were over twice as many as the last round and will go towards funding a wide range of energy projects, from improving buildings for energy efficiency to job skills training for careers in clean energy.

This year's seed grants with a focus on underserved communities received additional funding as a result of successful public and private partnerships. The communities of Jackson, Slayton, Worthington and Windom were among those awarded seed grants. The City of Jackson will receive funding towards developing a bicycle incentive program. Slayton’s Shetek Lutheran Ministries and Windom’s South Central Electric Association were awarded funds for clean energy education and electrical vehicle education respectively. In Worthington, Unidos MN Education Fund was selected for a project involving pueblitos.

These awards mark the eleventh round of CERTs seed grants totaling over 1.6 million to 467 projects since 2006.

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