Sustainable Energy Grant on Tap from McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation is offering a grant for DMC to study and develop a “groundbreaking” sustainable energy program and policies for the DMC District and Rochester, as a whole, DMC Corporation Board Member R.T. Rybak reported this morning.

The board unanimously supported Rybak’s motion to pursue the offer from the McKnight Foundation, which currently consists of an emailed proposal. The foundation would have to formally approve the grant before work could begin on studies and suggestions, and no dollar amounts were discussed, but the proposal, as Rybak characterized it, “amounts to free help from very talented experts.”

Studies and proposals would include DMC, The City of Rochester, Rochester Public Utilities, and public workshops, the board reported.

“This could be a very exciting project,” Rybak said.