Grant: $200,000 - Department of Energy - Jul. 24, 2009
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Award Description: The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) Program, funded for the first time by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009, represents a Presidential priority to deploy the cheapest, cleanest, and most reliable energy technologies we have - energy efficiency and conservation - across the country. The Program, authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and signed into law on December 19, 2007, is modeled after the Community Development Block Grant program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is intended to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to: ? Reduce fossil fuel emissions; ? Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; ? Improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors; and ? Create and retain jobs. Through formula and competitive grants, the Program empowers local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation's long-term goals for energy independence and leadership on climate change.
Project Description: Lake County has been awarded $200,000.00 their $2,807,500.00 allocation under the Recovery Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for preparation of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) to include one or more eligible activities delineated in Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA0000013. Lake County has hired a consultant to assist with preparation of the EECS and has been working with the consultant and other community stakeholders to develop the plan. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan is currently 40% complete. Lake County staff has been working with the consultant and other community stakeholders Within 120 days of July 24, 2009, Lake County will deliver the EECS to the Department of Energy, including all required supporting documents, as follows: (1) an EECBG Activity Worksheet for each proposed activity, (2) the proposed budget for each activity, (3) NEPA forms as required by the terms and conditions of award agreement DE-EE0000786.
Jobs Summary: Lake County did not indicate on the EECBG Activity Worksheet that any jobs would be created for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) preparation phase of this grant. Following the identification of programs and the submittal and approval of the EECS, job creation information will be submitted as part of the quarterly reporting. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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