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The federal government has launched the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The EECBG program is designed to help eligible entities create and implement strategies to create jobs, reduce total energy use, and improve energy efficiency in the building and transportation sectors. More information on the program is available on the EECBG webpage at http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/ .
This program has closed.
The Community Energy Plan program will provide an energy efficiency plan to some of Indiana’s smaller Cities and Towns. Communities that apply and are accepted to the program will have the audit and energy plan development completed free of charge. The CEP program is available to non-entitlement communities in Indiana. These are incorporated cities and towns below 35,000 in population, or counties below 200,000 in population. The funds for this program come from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. Community eligibility is determined by USDOE. For a list of cities and counties EXCLUDED from this program, click here.
The CEP Program will provide a comprehensive inventory of all community energy usage. This includes but is not limited to buildings, fleets, streetlights and wastewater treatment facilities. The audit will identify potential energy savings and potential measures to attain those savings. The plan developed for the communities will offer suggestions on how the energy efficiency efforts can be incorporated in all levels of the community’s decision-making process.
Download the Program Guidelines here.
The application period for this program has now closed.
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) have been awarded to 50 small businesses, health care facilities, institutions for higher education, and non profit agencies for energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. Read more about it here.
The grants are part of the Indiana Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus package that came to Indiana from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). It is administered by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED). Applications must be received by OED by April 30, 2010. Grant awards will be announced the week of May 24th, 2010 pending review and approval of USDOE.
Read the news release about the program here
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