The Adirondack North Country Association recently won a grant to help facilitate energy efficiency improvements and the creation of green jobs.
ANCA was one of 14 organizations that won a total of $5 million in grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The initiative, known as "Green Jobs, Green New York," is designed to help home-owners apply for energy assessments and assist small businesses and not-for-profits in securing low interest financing for energy efficient projects and green job training.
ANCA Executive Director Kate Fish said the funding would be especially helpful in the North Country, where she said "older houses and high heating needs in winter make the region especially vulnerable to fluctuations in energy prices."
Fish said the initiative would counter job losses in the region by creating well-paying jobs in retrofitting, construction and energy management.