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Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-11-07

April 15, 2011

The Department of Energy's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – New JerseyState Energy Program

The Department of Energy's (Department) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) provides grants to states, territories and the District of Columbia (states) in support of their energy priorities through the State Energy Program (SEP). Based on population and energy consumption, and after a review of proposed projects, EERE allocated a total of $3.1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds to the states. The grant awards were designed to help states achieve SEP Recovery Act objectives, including preserving and creating jobs; saving energy; increasing renewable energy sources; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Topic: Financial Assistance