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Ebike program extended

The MassBike program got its first funding through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) new Clean Transportation for All Program that is conducting a two year program to distribute approximately 100 electric bicycles and track their usage in Worcester. Now, with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, there is a plan to distribute e-bikes to low-income residents in the city.
This year, MassBike received a mini-grant from Mass CEC to launch an expanded Phase 2 of the e-bike program. Applications are now open to March 31.
The program has expanded to Worcester County. More eligible communities along with a new incentive option that provides a 60-75 percent rebate based income level.
Residents 18 years and older who live or work in  Auburn, Millbury and Grafton are eligible to apply for the rebate program. Applications are due March 31. 
Priority preference will be given to income-qualified applicants. Priority will be given to those whose annual gross household income is below 80 percent of the state median income. Income levels vary by household size.