View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

City, county get stimulus funds

Feds give $300,000 energy grant

POSTED: March 31, 2010 4:00 a.m.

When it comes to energy efficiency, federal officials don’t plan on leaving Dawson County in the dark.

  

County government facilities, as well as Dawsonville’s city hall, are set to receive a total of $313,086, for indoor lighting upgrades with LED technology.

  

LED lighting lasts longer, and is said to be more environmentally safe.

  

The funding, which has also been awarded to 63 other communities in Georgia, is a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  

Communities that got the award receive dollars for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, administered by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority.

  

A total of $13.3 million in EECBG funds for small- to medium-sized governments was awarded March 25, following a competitive application process. Out of 84 applicants, 64 communities received grants.

  

“Many local governments throughout Georgia are investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy products that will directly benefit their communities,” said Phil Foil, executive director for GEFA.

  

“I’m pleased to announce that the EECBG program is helping local governments save energy,” Foil said.

  

In April 2008, Gov. Sonny Perdue committed Georgia’s state agencies to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent. He challenged business, local governments and residents to do the same.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Rotary Club of Dawson Count...
Scott Yochum, president of ...
City clerk wins financial a...
Dawsonville Mayor James Gro...
Lifelong Dawson County educ...
Retiring Robinson Elementar...
Seniors ready to walk
Seniors Cole Smith, left, a...
Marine pilot with ties to D...
Sgt. Mark Johnson, pictured...
Lawmakers recap legislative...
Sen. Steve Gooch, from left...
Local optimist wins state s...
Optimist Club State Oratori...
Seniors finish strong
Tiger defender Colby Padget...
 

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...