Recovery Act and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Program (EECBG) received $3.2 billion from the Recovery Act. States, local governments, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories can obtain formula block grants to improve energy efficiency and install renewable energy systems.
A Request for Information (RFI) was released on September 14, 2009 for feedback on the planned funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the competitive block grants for up to $454 million. This RFI closed on September 28, 2009 and solicited feedback from stakeholders of the EECBG program for this planned funding opportunity. DOE accepted applications for up to $454 million in EECBG competitive grants. The competitive grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) was issued on October 19, 2009 and applications were accepted through Grants.gov until December 14, 2009. Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement UPDATED! for the formula-grant portion of the program under the Recovery Act.
The following resources are available to help you learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:
- (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Funding under the Recovery Act
- DOE Overview of the Recovery Act
- Subscribe to Progress Alerts to receive automatic updates about the Recovery Act.
- Use the EERE Financial Opportunities RSS feed to receive updates about new financial opportunities. Subscribe to the RSS Feed.