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Obama Administration Announces Additional $13,969,700 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Alaska

March 26, 2009 - 12:00am

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WASHINGTON DC - Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes. This includes $13,969,700 for state, county and city efforts in Alaska. A detailed breakdown is below.

Today's announcement builds on an investment of $46,374,580 in Alaska weatherization and energy funding announced by the Administration on March 12th and detailed at energy.gov/recovery.

"These investments will save taxpayer dollars and create jobs in communities around the country," said Vice President Biden. "Local leaders will have the flexibility in how they put these resources to work - but we will hold them accountable for making the investments quickly and wisely to spur the local economy and cut energy use."

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. 

The funding will support energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. Other activities eligible for use of grant funds include transportation programs that conserve energy, projects to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, renewable energy installations on government buildings, energy efficient traffic signals and street lights, deployment of Combined Heat and Power and district heating and cooling systems, and others.

To ensure accountability, the Department of Energy will provide guidance to and require grant recipients to report on the number of jobs created or retained, energy saved, renewable energy capacity installed, greenhouse gas emissions reduced, and funds leveraged.  Funding is based on a formula that accounts for population and energy use. 

"The Block Grants are a major investment in energy solutions that will strengthen America's economy and create jobs at the local level," said Secretary Chu. "The funding will be used for the cheapest, cleanest and most reliable energy technologies we have - energy efficiency and conservation - which can be deployed immediately.  The grants also empower local communities to make strategic investments to meet the nation's long term clean energy and climate goals."

Funding for state, city, and county governments in the state includes:

 

AK Alaska Total Sum City, County, and SEO Allocations All $13,969,700
AK Alaska State Energy Office $9,593,500
AK Anchorage City $2,688,900
AK Bethel City $50,000
AK Fairbanks City $164,100
AK Juneau City $131,400
AK Kenai City $50,000
AK Ketchikan City $50,000
AK Kodi City $50,000
AK Palmer City $50,000
AK Sitka City $50,000
AK Wasilla City $50,000
AK Aleutians East County $50,000
AK Denali County $50,000
AK Fairbanks North Station County $250,300
AK Haines County $50,000
AK Kenai Peninsula County $192,200
AK Ketchikan Gateway County $50,000
AK Kodik Island County $50,000
AK Matanuska-Susitna County $249,300
AK North Slope County $50,000
AK Northwest Arctic County $50,000

In addition, today's announcement includes funding for the following Tribal governments in the state:

 

AK Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove $48,400
AK Ahtna, Incorporated $42,800
AK Akiachak Native Community $56,300
AK Akiak Native Community $46,600
AK Alatna Village $36,600
AK Aleut Corporation $37,800
AK Algaaciq Native Village (St. Mary's) $47,700
AK Allakaket Village $39,900
AK Angoon Community Association $51,400
AK Anvik Village $38,900
AK Arctic Slope Regional Corporation $35,500
AK Arctic Village $39,900
AK Asa'carsarmiut Tribe $61,900
AK Atqasuk Village (Atkasook) $43,500
AK Beaver Village $37,900
AK Bering Straits Native Corporation $35,400
AK Birch Creek Tribe $36,300
AK Bristol Bay Native Corporation $39,300
AK Calista Corporation $36,200
AK Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes $191,900
AK Chalkyitsik Village $38,000
AK Cheesh-Na Tribe (formerly the Native Village of Chistochina) $37,100
AK Chevak Native Village $61,700
AK Chickaloon Native Village $51,800
AK Chignik Bay Tribal Council (formerly the Native Village of Chignik) $36,600
AK Chignik Lake Village $39,100
AK Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan) $39,300
AK Chilkoot Indian Association (Haines) $46,000
AK Chinik Eskimo Community (Golovin) $39,600
AK Chugach Alaska Corporation $73,700
AK Chuloonawik Native Village $35,200
AK Circle Native Community $37,700
AK Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated $939,000
AK Craig Community Association $50,200
AK Curyung Tribal Council $81,500
AK Douglas Indian Association $44,900
AK Doyon, Limited $310,900
AK Egegik Village $37,300
AK Eklutna Native Village $36,900
AK Ekwok Village $39,300
AK Emmonak Village $61,700
AK Evansville Village (aka Bettles Field) $35,700
AK Galena Village (aka Louden Village) $49,300
AK Gulkana Village $37,500
AK Healy Lake Village $35,800
AK Holy Cross Village $42,200
AK Hoonah Indian Association $52,300
AK Hughes Village $36,900
AK Huslia Village $44,000
AK Hydaburg Cooperative Association $46,200
AK Igiugig Village $36,000
AK Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope $35,200
AK Iqurmuit Traditional Council (formerly the Native Village of Russian Mission) $45,400
AK Ivanoff Bay Village $35,500
AK Kaguyak Village $34,900
AK Kaktovik Village (aka Barter Island) $42,800
AK Kasigluk Traditional Elders Council (formerly the Native Village of Kasigluk) $54,600
AK Kenaitze Indian Tribe $99,800
AK Ketchikan Indian Corporation $105,700
AK King Island Native Community $48,000
AK King Salmon Tribe $36,400
AK Klawock Cooperative Association $50,700
AK Knik Tribe $99,700
AK Kokhanok Village $39,400
AK Koniag, Incorporated $51,900
AK Koyukuk Native Village $37,800
AK Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island) $35,700
AK Levelock Village $38,000
AK Lime Village $35,700
AK Manley Hot Springs Village $35,200
AK Manokotak Village $48,000
AK McGrath Native Village $40,700
AK Mentasta Traditional Council $37,800
AK Metlaktala Indian Community, Annette Island Reserve $75,400
AK Naknek Native Village $44,800
AK NANA Regional Corporation $41,900
AK Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak) $52,000
AK Native Village of Akhiok $37,000
AK Native Village of Akutan $38,300
AK Native Village of Aleknagik $40,900
AK Native Village of Ambler $44,100
AK Native Village of Atka $37,000
AK Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government $129,300
AK Native Village of Belkofski $34,500
AK Native Village of Brevig Mission $43,500
AK Native Village of Buckland $48,800
AK Native Village of Cantwell $36,200
AK Native Village of Chenega (aka Chanega) $36,800
AK Native Village of Chignik Lagoon $37,100
AK Native Village of Chitina $36,300
AK Native Village of Chuathbaluk (Russian Mission, Kuskokwim) $38,600
AK Native Village of Council $34,500
AK Native Village of Deering $39,200
AK Native Village of Diomede (aka Inalik) $39,400
AK Native Village of Eagle $35,600
AK Native Village of Eek $44,600
AK Native Village of Ekuk $34,500
AK Native Village of Elim $42,800
AK Native Village of Eyak (Cordova) $48,900
AK Native Village of False Pass $35,900
AK Native Village of Fort Yukon $51,500
AK Native Village of Gakona $35,000
AK Native Village of Gambell $56,900
AK Native Village of Georgetown $34,700
AK Native Village of Goodnews Bay $42,500
AK Native Village of Hamilton $34,500
AK Native Village of Hooper Bay $70,300
AK Native Village of Kanatak $34,500
AK Native Village of Karluk $35,500
AK Native Village of Kiana $47,700
AK Native Village of Kipnuk $57,900
AK Native Village of Kivalina $47,900
AK Native Village of Kluti Kaah (aka Copper Center) $41,000
AK Native Village of Kobuk $38,300
AK Native Village of Kongiganak $47,500
AK Native Village of Kotzebue $115,000
AK Native Village of Koyuk $44,400
AK Native Village of Kwigillingok $46,900
AK Native Village of Kwinhagak (aka Quinhagak) $54,600
AK Native Village of Larsen Bay $37,800
AK Native Village of Marshall $47,200
AK Native Village of Mary's Igloo $34,500
AK Native Village of Mekoryuk $41,700
AK Native Village of Minto $42,400
AK Native Village of Nanwalek (aka English Bay) $40,100
AK Native Village of Napaimute $34,500
AK Native Village of Napakiak $47,300
AK Native Village of Napaskiak $48,800
AK Native Village of Nelson Lagoon $36,700
AK Native Village of Nightmute $41,700
AK Native Village of Nikolski $35,400
AK Native Village of Noatak $49,200
AK Native Village of Nuiqsut (aka Nooiksut) $48,300
AK Native Village of Nunam Iqua (formerly the Native Village of Sheldon's Point $40,100
AK Native Village of Nunapitchuk $51,300
AK Native Village of Ouzinkie $41,100
AK Native Village of Paimuit $34,500
AK Native Village of Perryville $37,700
AK Native Village of Pilot Point $38,200
AK Native Village of Pitka's Point $38,800
AK Native Village of Point Hope $58,400
AK Native Village of Point Lay $41,900
AK Native Village of Port Graham $39,700
AK Native Village of Port Heiden $36,900
AK Native Village of Port Lions $40,400
AK Native Village of Ruby $39,700
AK Native Village of Saint Michael $46,800
AK Native Village of Savoonga $56,600
AK Native Village of Scammon Bay $51,400
AK Native Village of Selawik $61,400
AK Native Village of Shaktoolik $42,400
AK Native Village of Shishmaref $53,400
AK Native Village of Shungnak $43,400
AK Native Village of Stevens $37,300
AK Native Village of Tanacross $38,900
AK Native Village of Tanana $42,700
AK Native Village of Tatitlek $37,800
AK Native Village of Tazlina $37,200
AK Native Village of Teller $43,500
AK Native Village of Tetlin $38,500
AK Native Village of Tuntutuliak $48,300
AK Native Village of Tununak $46,100
AK Native Village of Tyonek $41,000
AK Native Village of Unalakleet $57,500
AK Native Village of Unga $35,900
AK Native Village of Wales $39,100
AK Native Village of White Mountain $40,700
AK Nenana Native Association $40,000
AK New Koliganek Village Council
AK New Stuyahok Village $49,900
AK Newhalen Village $38,600
AK Newtok Village $46,000
AK Nikolai Village $37,200
AK Ninilchik Village $60,300
AK Nome Eskimo Community $101,800
AK Nondalton Village $40,500
AK Noorvik Native Community $55,500
AK Northway Village $44,300
AK Nulato Village $44,900
AK Nunakauyarmiut Tribe (formerly the Native Village of Toksook Bay) $53,400
AK Organized Village of Grayling $40,200
AK Organized Village of Kake $57,200
AK Organized Village of Kasaan $35,100
AK Organized Village of Kwethluk $59,400
AK Organized Village of Saxman $44,500
AK Orutsararmuit Native Village (aka Bethel) $138,200
AK Oscarville Traditional Village $36,800
AK Pauloff Harbor Village $35,400
AK Pedro Bay Native Village $35,300
AK Petersburg Indian Association $50,700
AK Pilot Station Traditional Village $54,500
AK Platinum Traditional Village $35,800
AK Portage Creek Village (aka Ohgsenakale) $35,600
AK Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village $48,100
AK Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska $45,500
AK Rampart Village $35,700
AK Saint George Island $38,900
AK Saint Paul Island $53,200
AK Sealaska Corporation $34,200
AK Seldovia Village Tribe $37,800
AK Shageluk Native Village $38,300
AK Sitka Tribe of Alaska $159,200
AK Skagway Village $35,800
AK South Naknek Village $37,900
AK Stebbins Community Association $52,400
AK Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak) $49,800
AK Takotna Village $34,800
AK Telida Village $34,200
AK Traditional Village of Togiak $58,300
AK Tuluksak Native Community $49,000
AK Twin Hills Village $36,100
AK Ugashik Village $34,300
AK Umkumiute Native Village $34,500
AK Village of Alakanuk $57,100
AK Village of Anaktuvuk Pass $42,800
AK Village of Aniak $48,500
AK Village of Atmautluak $44,300
AK Village of Bill Moore's Slough $34,000
AK Village of Chefornak $47,600
AK Village of Clark's Point $36,400
AK Village of Crooked Creek $38,600
AK Village of Dot Lake $34,800
AK Village of Iliamna $35,500
AK Village of Kalskag $41,300
AK Village of Kaltag $40,300
AK Village of Kotlik $54,500
AK Village of Lower Kalskag $42,800
AK Village of Ohogamiut $34,000
AK Village of Old Harbor $40,200
AK Village of Red Devil $34,800
AK Village of Salamatoff $40,600
AK Village of Sleetmute $37,300
AK Village of Solomon $34,100
AK Village of Stony River $35,800
AK Village of Venetie $43,100
AK Village of Wainwright $51,600
AK Wrangell Cooperative Association $53,400
AK Yakutat Tlingit Tribe $44,000
AK Yupiit of Andreafski $38,200

(NOTE: If a Tribal government spans more than one state, the number above reflects the allocation for the Tribal government as a whole.)

More information on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program is available on http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/wip/block_grants.cfm.

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