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    Funding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

    The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) is seeking proposals from cities and counties across the state not given a direct EECBG allocation from the federal government. The Office will consider projects that will reduce energy use, have a positive impact on budgets and enhance economic development through job creation.

     

    This grant is based on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The deadline for application submission is by close of business on May 12, 2010.
     
    The purpose of the Iowa EECBG program is to provide funding, via a competitive grant process, to assist local governments in creating and implementing strategies to:
     
    • Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximize benefits for local and regional communities
    • Reduce total energy use of the eligible entities
    • Improve energy efficiency in the building, transportation and other appropriate sectors
    • Create and retain jobs
     
    Up to $89,000 of ARRA-EECBG funding is available for grants to be awarded under the program. This will be a competitive funding process with six application categories.
     
    1. Energy efficiency retrofits of existing facilities for nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
    2. Development and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs for buildings and facilities within the jurisdiction of an entity.
    3. Development and implementation of programs to conserve energy used in transportation.
    4. Development and implementation of building codes and inspection services, compliance, training and enforcement associated with such codes in order to promote building energy efficiency;
    5. Replacement of traffic signals and street lighting with energy efficient technologies; and
    6. Development, implementation, and installation on or in any government building of onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from renewable resources.
     
    We encourage those interested to submit applications electronically through: www.iowagrants.gov.
     
    For program information contact: Jessica Turba, 515-7250437 or Jessica.turba@iowa.gov