SHAHEEN: MANCHESTER TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

November 13, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the City of Manchester has been awarded a $1,049,400 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

"Investing in energy efficiency and conservation will create jobs, bring down energy costs for consumers, and help communities take control of their energy use," said Shaheen. "This money will help Manchester become more energy efficient and create jobs, both of which are essential for economic recovery."

Under DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, funds are awarded to help communities improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and create clean energy jobs.  The EECBG Program was funded for the first time by the ARRA.  Funding for the EECBG Program under ARRA totals $3.2 billion, of which approximately $2.7 billion will be awarded through formula grants to more than 2,300 cities, counties, states, and Indian tribes nationwide. 

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