DLG Accepting Applications for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Local Governments Program

Press Release - 01/24/2019

DLG Accepting Applications for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Local Governments Program
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 24, 2019) – Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo today announced that applications are being accepted for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Local Governments (EEC) Program.

This program is part of an ongoing effort by DLG in cooperation with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to assist city and county governments reduce their energy consumption, as well as benefit taxpayers through lower utility costs for local governments. While only county and city governments are eligible to apply for EEC funding, a local government may apply on behalf of a non-profit agency or a public or quasi-public entity within their jurisdiction.

Eligible project activities are those that are likely to result in maximum energy efficiency improvements, fossil-fuel emission reductions, economic benefits and total energy use reduction are eligible. Projects that are part of a comprehensive plan for energy reduction will receive preference. Funds may be used to “buy down” an energy savings performance contract. An administrative fee not to exceed five percent (5%) of the award total may be included to cover the cost of a third party administrator.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 24, 2019 and ending February 28, 2019. EEC applications and related materials are available at http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/StateGrants/16_EEC.cfm in the “Downloads” section. Applicants that previously applied for EEC Program funds that were not selected may update the previous application or request that the application be reconsidered as is.

Any questions should be directed to Amy Barnes at 502-892-3431 or amy.barnes@ky.gov.

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