State Energy Office to manage large amounts of stimulus funding

Several of our Cool Cities are receiving direct funding from the US Department of Energy, including Asheville who received $804 Thousand, Chapel Hill who received $1.6 Million, Greensboro who received $2.5 Million, Rocky Mount who received $572 Thousand, Greenville who received $777 Thousand, and Wilmington who received $1 Million.

Energy Efficiency funding opportunities are arriving in North Caroline in two ways: direct block grants to towns with a population over 35,000 and smaller funding processes through the State Energy Office to towns with a population under 35,000.

Please encourage your small town managers and staff, in both rural and suburbia NC, to attend the upcoming State Energy Office conference, April 14-15th (more information below). There they will learn about acquiring these energy efficiency monies.

The State Energy Office’s upcoming conference is a great way for both large and small towns to learn where funding will be available and how to use it. They have extended early registration through this Friday, April 3rd which provides public employees a 2-day pass for $59.


April 14-15, 2009

Hear the latest on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Keynote speakers will include:

  • Jim Rogers, Duke Energy CEO

  • Representative Joe Hackney, Speaker of the NC House of Representatives

McKimmon Conference & Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Click here to register or for more information or call the Office of Professional Development at 919.515.2261


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