WASHINGTON DC – Montgomery County will receive almost $6.2 million in federal economic stimulus funds to use for energy efficiency projects and programs, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday (March 26, 2009).
The money is part of $102.5 million distributed to Pennsylvania cities and counties under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, channeled from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The county can use the funds to pay for energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy-efficiency improvements.
The block grant funding is in addition to $352.5 million in weatherization and energy delivered to the state on March 12, the Energy Department noted.
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