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State accepting third round of energy efficiency grant apps

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced it will accept applications for a third round of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants starting this week. 

The department has previously awarded $12.1 million in grants to 135 communities throughout the state to implement energy efficient projects.   

The grants will be used to fund a variety of energy efficiency and conservation programs in the local communities, including retrofits to lighting and HVAC systems, as well as the installation of renewable energy systems. 

 Applications will be scored on the local government's overall conservation strategy, project feasibility, readiness to proceed, community impact, partnerships and the ability to extend funding impact beyond a one-time use. 

Applications will be accepted and scored on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted. Previous recipients of the EECBG grants are not eligible. 

For more information and to apply for a grant visit the department's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants website

The EECBG program is projected to cumulatively produce more than 92 million kWh of energy savings annually, resulting in an estimated cost-savings of $8 million per year for Tennessee communities.  The EECBG program is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

 



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