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With a grant from the Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, the community of Ocean View, Delaware, installed a carport-mounted solar array that is saving taxpayers money on town utility bills. | Photo courtesy of the Town of Ocean View.
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program provided $3.2 billion in block grants to cities, communities, states, U.S. territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects that ultimately created jobs.
The EECBG Program represents the largest nationwide direct investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at the community level in U.S. history, rapidly increasing the number of communities directly engaged with DOE on programs that increased renewable energy capacity, technical knowledge, and deployment of energy efficiency projects at the local level.
INFORMATION FOR GRANTEES
- Frequently Asked Questions on EECBG Financing Program Compliance and Reporting
- Financing Programs after Grant Retirement
- Success Stories
- Program Evaluation
- Program Guidance
- Recovery Act Guidance
- EECBG Projects by State.
Learn more about EECBG and get information on the program’s evaluation, accomplishments, metrics, and funding.
- For information on local policy, building codes, and ratepayer-funded policies, see the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network and the State and Local Solution Center's Policies and Programs section.
- For information on financing programs, see the State and Local Solution Center's Financing Solutions section.
- For information on Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC), see the Better Buildings Challenge ESPC Accelerator.
- For information on street lighting, see the Building Technology Office’s Solid State Lighting Consortium.
- For information on Community Energy Strategic Planning, see the State and Local Solution Center's Guide to Community Energy Planning.
- For information on the role of state energy offices and how to explore potential partnerships opportunities with them and learn about available resources; proven energy efficiency strategies; and energy smart policies at the federal, state, and regional level visit the National Association of State Energy Officials website.