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CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR 31 CITIES AND 10 COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FUNDS UNDER STIMULUS PACKAGE
Approximately 31 Michigan cities (and townships) with a population of greater than 35,000 and counties with a population of over 200,000 will be entitled to receive grants under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program which was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Of the amount authorized, $2.8 billion is strictly dedicated to the EECBG formula created through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17151 et seq.). The remaining $400 million will be awarded on a competitive grant basis, yet to be determined. The purpose of the EECBG program is to help local governments reduce greenhouse gases and promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions.
The 2007 enacted energy bill created the following formula for the EECBG program: 68 percent of the total appropriated funds will be given as grants to eligible units of local government; 28 percent will be allotted to the states; two percent to Indian tribes; and two percent for competitive grants to non-eligible communities.
The EECBG program is under the auspices of the Department of Energy (DOE). While the guidelines for the EECBG program have not been published, the DOE has indicated the guidelines will be released shortly. In the meantime, the DOE suggests that entities who plan to apply for these funds start a registration process that may take upwards of 21 days. The process is as follows:
Only after the registration process is completed, can an eligible grant recipient submit an application for funding. Click here for the application website.
See State of Michigan’s website re: stimulus money
See National League of Cities’ Fact Sheet
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