DOE Supports Recovery Act Projects With New Technical Assistance Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a technical assistance program that is designed to support projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through DOE's State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG).

Funded with up to $25 million under the Recovery Act, the program will provide states, cities, and American Indian tribes with the tools and resources they need to implement renewable energy projects, such as wind farms and solar systems, and deploy cost-effective technologies in buildings and infrastructure nationwide. The program, which is jointly funded with EECBG and SEP Recovery Act funds, will be used to accelerate project execution, improve program performance, and increase the return on Recovery Act investments.

Through the program, SEP and EECBG grantees and sub-grantees are also eligible to receive free direct assistance from a network of over 200 technical experts including representatives from DOE's national laboratories, nonprofits, stakeholder organizations, and for-profit consulting firms, according to DOE.

SOURCE: Department of Energy

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