In total, funds were given to clean energy projects in 43 towns and cities around the state.
Of that $7.9 million total, $128,732 was awarded to the Town of Chelmsford for repairs at the high school.
“Thanks in part to the work done in cities and towns across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts has changed its whole approach to obtaining and using energy,” said Bartlett. “This funding will allow these communities to continue the good work they have already begun.”
The maximum amount that could be awarded to a single city or town was $250,000.
Chelmsford's local share will go to replacing a rooftop unit at Chelmsford High School.
“These 43 municipalities demonstrated their commitment to clean energy leadership in becoming Green Communities and investing their initial grants in projects that cut municipal energy use,” said Lusardi. “With the nearly $8 million in additional grants we’re announcing today, they will make further progress toward energy independence while locking in long-term savings for local taxpayers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”