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Stimulus-Funded Programs and Opportunities

Local governments: The EECBG and the State Energy Program represent your best bests for climate and energy funding. A short list of others present additional opportunities.


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

The EECBG received $3.2 billion in funding for states, eligible local governments, and Indian tribes. Apply now with these step-by-step instructions.

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Weatherization Assistance Program

WAP received $5 billion for the installation of energy efficiency measures in low-income households. Expansion of this program can help local governments reduced their community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, so it will be important to get the word out to community members. Find out how to help them apply.

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EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grants

The EPA has received $300 million to implement the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). RFP now available.

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Green Jobs Training

The Department of Labor anticipates $500 million targeted at research, labor exchange, and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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State Energy Program

The State Energy Program will receive $3.1 billion of funding, and states may provide money to local governments for local renewable and efficiency projects.

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Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant Program (DOE Clean Cities Program)

The Clean Cities Program received $300 million to help grant recipients acquire motor vehicles with a higher fuel economy, including hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, commercially available plug-in hybrid vehicles and the necessary infrastructure. Apply now for a grant.

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Transportation Electrification

Four hundred million is included for Transportation electrification. This will be distributed as grants that either encourage the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles or for projects that implement electric transportation technologies that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of petroleum.

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Clean Water and River Restoration Funding

American Rivers outlines available funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and other programs.

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