Climate Smart Communities Certification

Local governments can earn Climate Smart Community (CSC) Certification at the certified, bronze, silver, or gold levels through compliance with this robust, comprehensive rating system.

Fact Sheet [PDF]
This fact sheet provides a brief description of the Climate Smart Communities Certification action along with the benefits communities can expect to achieve. 

Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]
The slide presentation provides an overview of the Clean Energy Communities Program as well as a detailed description and step-by-step guidance for implementing Climate Smart Communities Certification action.

Climate Smart Communities Certification Portal Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
This website, known as the certification portal, provides an online platform for local governments to learn about the actions and program requirements, upload documentation, communicate with those who review documentation and track their progress toward certification.