The town of Cheshire may become a Green Community and benefit from state funds that will allow it to become more energy efficient.

IBerkshires.com reports that James Barry, Green Communities coordinator for Western Massachusetts, and Lauren Gaherty of Berkshire Regional Planning Commission at Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting went over the state program that provides towns with funds to implement green and efficiency projects.

Since the passage of the act in 2008, some 210 municipalities have been designated as Green Communities and have had access to more than $39 million in grants. Adams, Clarksburg, Lanesborough, North Adams and Williamstown are all Green Communities.