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May 13, 2009

Re:  US Department of Energy Webcasts on Stimulus Funding Opportunities

Dear Mayor:

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a series of webcasts and online resources on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). The first webcast will focus on EECBG Planning and Strategy Development and is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at 1:30 – 3 pm eastern time.

Agenda for webcast:

  • EECBG Program overview and DOE's objectives for successful implementation
  • Solutions Center online tour featuring its resources
  • Discussion of sample strategies
  • Brief presentation by 1-2 local governments to share their preliminary plans and strategies
  • Open Q&A

A second webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 3 – 4:30 pm eastern time. This webcast will focus on the EECBG application process. DOE plans to repeat this webcast weekly, as needed.

To register for either of these webcasts, visit:

Additionally, DOE has revised and expanded the EECBG website, The updated website features a new online Solution Center that houses best practices and information resources for each eligible activity under the program.

Reminder: The application deadline for EECBG formula grants from DOE is June 25.

We hope that many of you find this information useful.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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