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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) – Formula grant

Program Name: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) – Formula grant
Point of Contact: Katherine Gajewski, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Program Description

Federal Grant Name: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), through the Department of Energy
Programs Supported Through Funding: 11 programs within the grant; descriptions listed in separate document
Amount Applied For: $14.1M (formula allocation)
Funds Awarded: Awarded September 29, 2009
Point(s) of Contact for Project(s):

  • Mike Fink
  • Katherine Gajewski
  • Andy Rachlin
  • Scott Schwarz
  • Andrew Stober
  • Kristin Sullivan

Why Apply for this Grant?

Formula allocation. We submitted our proposal on June 25, 2009. The programs we included in our proposal are in line with the 14 eligible EECBG program activities and are intended to make both short and long term investments in community development citywide as well as to increase the City’s energy management capacity.

Project Objectives

1. Replacement of 85,000 Traffic Signals with LED Lights
2a. Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Bldg. Retrofit Revolving Loan Program
2b. Energy Efficiency Retrofit Grants for Small Businesses and Commercialization of Technologies
3. Municipal Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Retrofits
4. Purchase of RFID Readers to Support Incentive Based Recycling Program
5. Target Energy Budget Support and Training
6. Greenworks Philadelphia Monitoring and Reporting
7. Building Code Development and Compliance
8. Enhancement and Expansion of the City’s Energy Management Capacity
9. Placement of 260 Solar Compacting Litter Baskets and 115 On-Street Recycling Units
10. Philadelphia Water Department 171 kW Solar PV Installation

Job Creation

Using the calculations laid out in the application as determined by the DOE, the programs we submitted are estimated –
in total – to create 447.4 jobs and retain 31 jobs.

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Projects that Mayor Nutter hopes to fund out of the Recovery Act

Energy Efficiency Support

The City is seeking a variety of services to help it establish and administer loan and grant programs for small businesses making energy efficiency improvements. The services sought include energy engineering/auditing, management for a building energy efficiency project loan fund, and management for a building energy efficiency technology development fund. More details can be found on the eContracts website under the following opportunity codes:

Loan Fund Management
Energy Engineering/Auditing
Technology Fund Management