Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)

The program provides financial and technical assistance to assist State and local governments create and implement a variety of energy efficiency and conservation projects.

The program s objectives are:
* To reduce fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions
of eligible entities;
* To reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; and
* To improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other sectors.

Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse 1-877-EERE-INFO or 1-877-337-3463 (Toll Free).

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Paterson, City Of $ 1,407,639   2009-10-142015-06-30
Elizabeth, City Of $ 1,900,933   2009-12-232015-05-31
Philadelphia, City Of $ 50,000,000   2010-05-242015-03-01
Ann Arbor, City Of $ 2,486,800   2009-09-042014-12-31
Sacramento, County Of $ 5,190,073   2009-09-292014-12-31
Blackfeet Tribe Of The Blackfeet Indian Reservation $ 671,800   2010-09-142014-12-19
City Of Lakeland $ 965,100   2009-12-292014-11-01
Caguas Municipality $ 1,380,000   2009-12-162014-11-01
City Of Grand Forks $ 569,800   2009-12-092014-11-01
Arlington Heights, Village Of $ 709,459   2009-11-252014-11-01

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

A wide variety of activities are eligible for use of the grant funds including:
* Developing/implementing an energy efficiency and conservation strategy and retaining technical consultant services to assist in the development of such a strategy.
* Conducting residential and commercial building energy audits.
* Establishing financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements (e.g., loan programs, rebate programs, waive permit fees.)
* Providing grants to nonprofit organizations to perform energy efficiency retrofits.
* Developing/implementing programs to conserve energy used in transportation (e.g., flex time by employees, satellite work centers, promotion of zoning requirements that promote energy efficient development, transportation infrastructure: bike lanes/pathways, pedestrian walkways, and synchronized traffic signals).
* Developing and implementing building codes and inspection services to promote building energy efficiency.
* Implementing energy distribution technologies.
* Developing public education programs to increase participation and efficiency rates for recycling programs.
* Purchasing/implementing technologies to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gases generated by landfills or similar sources.
* Installing light emitting diodes (LEDs).
* Developing, implementing, and installing renewable energy technologies on or in any government building.
* Any other activity as determined by the Secretary of Energy in consultation with the Secretaries of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Government - General: Energy.

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy.


Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Energy

Beneficiary Eligibility



Compliance with Federal, State and local environmental statutes and regulations, as required under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No preapplication form or conference is required by DOE.

Consultation and assistance will be available from DOE in the preparation of the application.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications for the EECBG Program must be submitted through FedConnect to be considered for award.ÃÆâ