Monday, May 18, 2009

Brewer's Announcement on Federal Stimulus Program

Governor Brewer Announces Application for
Federal Stimulus Energy Programs

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has submitted the state’s application for the State Energy Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the U.S. Department of Energy.

"These funds are directed by federal formula to the states. I have chosen to direct the largest portion of the funds requested in this application, approximately $20 million, to the completion of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for Arizona’s public schools," Governor Brewer stated. "Investing in a modern and efficient infrastructure in our schools and some public buildings is the most responsible use of this significant one-time funding mechanism. Many Arizona schools still have inefficient lighting and HVAC systems, and this funding would create jobs by allowing completion of cost effective energy projects.”
The State Energy Program Grants are awarded on a formula basis to state energy offices. As part of the ARRA, $3.1 billion is dedicated to these programs nationally with $55.447 million flowing to Arizona.

The State Energy Program is a 30 year-old program that focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects. These programs are the front lines of the country’s efforts to use energy more efficiently and increase the use of renewable energy.

Full Release Here.

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