The Climate Showcase Communities Grants program helps communities create replicable models of sustainable community action that generate cost-effective and persistent greenhouse gas reductions while improving the environmental, economic, public health, or social conditions in a community. The program offers competitive grants to local and tribal governments, as well as training and technical support to grant recipients. Grantees actions and accomplishments are showcased through web resources and peer exchanges. Fifty Climate Showcase Communities across the United States are leading projects in energy production, residential and commercial energy efficiency, waste management, transportation and land use that reduce energy use and save money. By 2015, the 50 Climate Showcase Communities will avoid over 350 000 metric tonnes of GHGs per year.