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Nebraska Energy Office Information Sessions
On Recovery & Reinvestment Funds for Energy Projects

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Energy Office will hold three information sessions on American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds from the U.S. Department of Energy across the state April 21‑23. Nebraska expects to receive approximately $92.364 million from the three programs announced under American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009: Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants as well as other funding opportunities.

  • Scottsbluff Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:00 AM to Noon MDT Panhandle Research Center Auditorium 4502 Avenue “I”
  • Kearney Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:00 AM to Noon CDT University of Nebraska – Kearney Student Union, A & B Auditorium, Ponderosa Room 1013
  • Ashland Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:00 AM to Noon CDT Mahoney State Park, Riverview Lodge

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program Nebraska will receive $41,644,458 over two years. This program provides free home weatherization services such as insulation and furnace inspections for lower income Nebraskans. Services are provided at the local level primarily by community action agencies.

State Energy Program Nebraska will receive $30,910,000 over two years. This program provides energy efficiency services to consumers and small energy users, public information, energy statistics and education, including renewable energy activities. Dollar and Energy Saving Loans are perhaps the best known activity under this program.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Nebraska will receive $18,810,300 over two years. This is a new program patterned after Community Development Block Grants. Sixty-eight percent of the state’s share of these funds will be sent directly to the ten largest cities and the ten largest counties for their use. Twelve percent will be allocated to the State Energy Program and 16 percent will be distributed by the Energy Office to those cities and counties that did not receive direct funding.

OnLine Access to Recovery Information-Energy Projects

For those unable to attend any of the sessions, the Nebraska Energy Office maintains a continuously updated listing of funding opportunities under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 at http://www.neo.ne.gov/ARRA/recoveryact.htm . An RSS feed is also available at the site to provide notification when updates are posted.