Recovery Act Funds Aid Energy Efficiency and Promote Green Job Growth
$4.9 Million in Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants Assist Local Governments
RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that an additional $4.9 million in federal Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency block grants has been awarded to 58 projects in 52 local governments to help save on utility and fuel bills and create jobs. The grants mark the last distribution of money from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program in North Carolina, for a total of about $11.9 million to 104 local governments, public school systems and community colleges.
“Investing in green energy and creating green jobs is one of my top priorities,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “These federal recovery funds will create jobs, reduce energy consumption and save taxpayers money on county and municipal utility bills.”
The grants program is administered by the North Carolina Energy Office, part of the state’s Department of Commerce, to encourage energy conservation and economic investment in counties, municipalities, community colleges and public schools. A total of $7.2 million is available to local government agencies and $6.3 million to public schools and community colleges.
The grants have been awarded as follows:
· Enfield — $85,106 for lighting retrofits and street lighting improvements. Total cost of the project is $113,021.
· Nash County — $126,472 for improvements to the chiller and lighting at the Agriculture Center, hot water and lighting controls at the Detention Center and energy management improvements at the Social Services office.
· Nashville — $12,571 to improve lighting at the police and fire department and other buildings. Total cost of the project is $17,412.
· Tarboro — $200,000 to improve the town’s electric distribution system; digital controls for the heating and air conditioning system at the police department; improve lighting at the electric department’s truck bay, the Braswell Recreation Center, the M.A. Ray Recreation Center and the E.L. Roberson Senior Center. Total cost of the project is $229,673.
Justice Dept. Is Offering 10 New Grants for Violence Reduction Project
AGENCY: The Justice Dept. is making available $2.5 million for 10 grants of $250,000 each to prevent and reduce the impact of violence on children in their homes and communities.
DEADLINE: June 25
SUMMARY: Grantees will help communities develop and put in place programs designed to ameliorate the impact of violence on children up to age 17.
ELIGIBILITY: Governments, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits.
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Source: Rep. Angela Bryant