PEPPERELL — The town received a $250,000 state grant that will be used for energy-related projects.
Pepperell received the maximum amount available from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources grant, Town Administrator Mark Andrews announced on June 21.
The grant, awarded on June 19, is the second successful grant over a two-year period under the Green Communities program. The town has gotten a total of $402,910 from the program in 2016 and 2017.
Pepperell partnered with the North Middlesex Regional School District for both rounds of funding.
At a prestigious ceremony on the Grand Staircase at the State House, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito presided over the proceedings along with Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson.
Improvements to lighting and weatherization at Nissitissit Middle School accounts for $101,539 of the town’s grant.
Lighting at the Lawrence Library, the Public Safety Complex and the Highway Department will run $107,971. Administrative costs of $3,683 are covered by the grant.
The town administration is building a specialized energy management work plan to begin work on these important energy related improvements.