January 31, 2011
Re: Phase II Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG)
At the request of Lee A. Solomon, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, I am forwarding important information to you regarding Phase II of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). The text of President Solomon’s letter follows:
I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. The Board of Public Utilties has begun administering Phase II of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). Phase II consists of the remaining EECGB funds that were not spent in 2010, and are now available to any of the 512 eligible entities. Funds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received, until the funds are expended.
The 2011 grants will provide up to $50,000. When used in conjunction with the Direct Install Program, local governments can invest up to $125,000 in energy efficiency measures ($75,000 from Direct Install plus $50,000 from EECBG). Again, the EECBG is available with NO MATCH to qualifying counties and municipalities.
However, the grants are available on a first come, first serve basis while funding remains. Updated information is available on the Clean Energy Program’s website at NJCleanEnergy.com/EECBG (including the 2011 application). To speak with a program representative, call 866-NJSMART, ext. 4.
We applaud those local government leaders who took advantage of the grants available in 2010. We look forward to working with you to ensure successful completion of the project installations.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.