State Energy Program – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (SEP-ARRA)

The State Energy Program (SEP) is a formula grant from DOE, managed by the Energy Division at ADECA, and is utilized to plan and implement energy programs in Alabama that are designed to achieve national energy goals such as lowering energy costs and consumption, decreasing reliance on imported energy, reducing impacts of energy production and use on the environment, and to increase energy security and reliability.   $57.5 million has been designated for this program in Alabama by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) . The Request for Proposals has been issued and is available below. All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., June 29, 2009.

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
The EECBG program, funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), is designed to help eligible entities create and implement strategies to create jobs, reduce total energy use, and improve energy efficiency in the building and transportation sectors. More information on the program is available on the EECBG webpage at or you can read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) at, opportunity number DE-FOA-0000013.
The Energy Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) will receive approximately $10.3 million for the EECGB Program, 60% of which must be used for subgrants to cities and counties not receiving direct formula funding. The maximum award per government entity is anticipated to be $250,000. Multi-entity projects are encouraged and will receive priority consideration. If two or more units of local government partner on an application, the total eligible award would be the sum of the limits for each governmental entity. For example, one county and two cities may partner together on an application for $750,000. Matching funds will not be required for these grants, but are encouraged. Projects that achieve a high degree of leveraging and/or extend the impact of the funds will be given additional consideration.

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