|The federal government recently announced details of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The EECBG program 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. The DOE (Department of Energy) expects funds to be used in a manner that will have a maximum impact in
creating and/or retaining jobs and stimulating the economy in the short-term
while laying the foundation for a long-term and sustainable clean energy
economy. On June 16, 2009, the Apache County Board of Supervisors approved the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) and authorized the submittal of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Apache County has the opportunity to receive $297,200 in EECBG funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Apache County has proposed four projects to achieve the EECBG energy efficiency goals. Detailed information will be posted on each of the following Program Links describing each program and progress of each of the programs implementation.