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Obama Administration Announces Additional $168,643,400 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Florida

March 26, 2009 - 12:00am

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WASHINGTON - 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 $168,643,400 for state, county and city efforts in Florida. A detailed breakdown is below.

Today's announcement builds on an investment of $302,073,474 in Florida 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:

 

FL Florida Total Sum City, County, and SEO Allocations All $168,643,400
FL Florida State Energy Office $30,401,600
FL Altamonte Springs City $177,700
FL Apopka City $153,600
FL Boca Raton City $990,300
FL Bonita Springs City $179,600
FL Boynton Beach City $658,900
FL Bradenton City $544,500
FL Cape Coral City $1,407,100
FL Clearwater City $1,075,400
FL Coconut Creek City $452,400
FL Coral Gables City $212,700
FL Coral Springs City $1,148,200
FL Davie City $841,200
FL Daytona Beach City $680,500
FL Deerfield Beach City $715,500
FL Delray Beach City $638,500
FL Deltona City $730,200
FL Dunedin City $149,500
FL Fort Lauderdale City $2,036,400
FL Fort Myers City $753,000
FL Fort Pierce City $186,300
FL Gainesville City $1,198,500
FL Hallandale Beach City $164,800
FL Hialeah City $1,979,200
FL Hollywood City $1,354,400
FL Homestead City $541,700
FL Jacksonville City $7,891,500
FL Jupiter City $211,300
FL Kissimmee City $605,800
FL Lake Worth City $150,200
FL Lakeland City $965,100
FL Largo City $719,200
FL Lauderhill City $595,200
FL Margate City $498,200
FL Melbourne City $813,500
FL Miami City $4,742,300
FL Miami Beach City $839,000
FL Miami Gardens City $989,200
FL Miramar City $959,200
FL North Lauderdale City $161,800
FL North Miami City $500,300
FL North Miami Beach City $156,600
FL North Port City $476,100
FL Oakland Park City $180,800
FL Ocala City $635,500
FL Orlando City $2,683,200
FL Ormond Beach City $166,800
FL Palm Bay City $904,000
FL Palm Beach Gardens City $224,800
FL Palm Coast City $648,000
FL Panama City City $179,300
FL Pembroke Pines City $1,321,700
FL Pensacola City $606,500
FL Pinellas Park City $215,000
FL Plantation City $804,300
FL Pompano Beach City $1,038,200
FL Port Orange City $492,900
FL Port St. Lucie City $1,354,300
FL Riviera Beach City $159,300
FL Sanford City $502,500
FL Sarasota City $598,100
FL St. Petersburg City $2,380,400
FL Sunrise City $840,700
FL Tallahassee City $1,768,600
FL Tamarac City $544,900
FL Tampa City $3,712,100
FL Titusville City $196,900
FL Wellington City $490,200
FL West Palm Beach City $1,088,000
FL Weston City $594,600
FL Brevard County $2,939,700
FL Collier County $3,036,000
FL Escambia County $2,361,900
FL Hillsborough County $7,665,200
FL Lake County $2,807,500
FL Lee County $3,046,600
FL Manatee County $2,404,200
FL Marion County $2,452,400
FL Miami-Dade County $12,523,700
FL Orange County $7,522,900
FL Palm Beach County $6,587,600
FL Pasco County $4,216,900
FL Pinellas County $3,791,300
FL Polk County $4,448,600
FL Sarasota County $2,524,800
FL Seminole County $2,925,100
FL Volusia County $2,411,200

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

 

FL Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida $25,000
FL

Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa  Reservations)

$217,900

(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.

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940

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