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October 21, 2009

RE: EECBG Stimulus Funding Opportunity

Dear Mayor:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now accepting applications for competitive grants under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). DOE expects to award $454 million in Recovery Act funding in two topic areas: (1) the Retrofit Ramp-up Program and (2) the General Innovation Fund.

The Retrofit Ramp-up Program is designed for innovative programs that are structured to provide whole-neighborhood building energy retrofits. DOE expects to make 8 to 20 awards under this topic area, with award size ranging from $5-75 million.

The General Innovation Fund is for municipalities, counties and State-recognized Indian Tribes that were not eligible to receive population-based formula grant allocations from DOE under the EECBG. DOE expects to make 15 to 60 awards under this topic area, with award size ranging from $1-5 million.

For additional program information, visit

For the Funding Opportunity Announcement, visit

Applications are being accepted through Completed applications must be received by December 14, 11:59 p.m. eastern time.  DOE requests a voluntary letter of intent to apply by November 19.

These grants are extremely competitive. If you file a successful application, please let us know. Good luck.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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