August 11, 2010
The Department of Energy's Implementation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program under the Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Status Report
The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was to stimulate the U.S. economy, create or save jobs and invest in the Nation's energy future. The Recovery Act provided $3.2 billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (Program). Administered by the Department of Energy, the Program provides funding for projects that improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions. Activities eligible for funding include, for example, energy efficiency building retrofits and large-scale heating and cooling systems.