City of Merriam’s Sustainability Grant Earns Recognition

Published on December 12, 2022

Community Development Director Bryan Dyer speaks to a large group of people about the Sustainability Grant.

As Merriam City Councilmembers strive for the City to be greener, they’ve found ways to help residents join in on their goals.

Since 2021, residents could take part in the City’s Sustainability Grant. Homeowners get a 20% reimbursement, up to $3,000, for green enhancements in and around their homes, including solar panels, energy-efficient HVAC, water heaters, and windows, insulation, and geothermal heating and cooling, among others.

The grant program is very popular among residents. City Councilmembers increased total funding for the program from $30,000 in 2022 to $65,000 in 2023, with less investment needed from property owners.

Residents save money on energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint with this grant.

The Mid-America Regional Council on Dec. 9 recognized the City of Merriam’s Sustainability Grant through its “Resilient Success Stories” at the Kauffman Foundation.

The stories are a way MARC can teach others about new climate-focused projects and practices in the Kansas City region that also support the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan.

The drive to be greener is building as climate change affects the world, and these green practices continue in Merriam, too. Next year, the City is offering free trees and energy-saving kits to every household.

Learn more about the Sustainability Grant at merriam.org/grants.