April 23, 2012
The Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the City of Philadelphia
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy's (Department) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (Program) received $3.2 billion in funding to help U.S. state and local entities develop, implement and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects. The Department awarded the City of Philadelphia (City) $39.1 million, including $14.1 million in formula grant funds and $25 million in a competitive grant. The formula grant projects include the Energy Works Loan Fund, installation of bike racks, solar compacting litter baskets and solar panel installation. The competitive grant projects focused on a commercial retrofit program, a residential retrofit program, and an energy management and communications program.