Energy Grant (EECBG)
Energy Grant (EECBG)

Recovery.govEnergy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

The 2009 federal stimulus called for the Department of Energy to administer the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The purpose of this program is to assist eligible entities in implementing strategies/programs that:

  • Reduce fossil fuel emissions
  • Reduce energy use
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Create Jobs

The City of Shawnee was one of the 10 formula cities within Kansas to receive grant money.

On October 6, 2009, the City received its first allocation of $13,002, to conduct an energy audit of the City facilities. The audit was used to develop an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, which identified activities the City could undertake to meet the goals of the EECBG program. Those activities include:

  1. Energy Audits at City facilities to develop the City’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
  2. Energy efficiency retrofits at City facilities
  3. Regional glass recycling and citizen recycling education
  4. MARC sub-grant for regional sustainable programs
  5. LED lights in three areas of the City
  6. CFL Community Education

The City submitted its final application and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy detailed Project Activity Worksheets and budget documents at the end of December 2009 for the remaining funds.

Below are the documents in a pdf format submitted in the final application to the Department of Energy:

On March 22, 2010, the City received approval of the additional projects in the amount of $520,098. Work has been completed on several projects and others are in the planning stages. Additionally, the City will make quarterly reports to the Department of Energy on energy and cost savings from the activities funded by the EECBG.

This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0001849.

If you have any comments or questions with regards to sustainability, please contact Katie Killen, at (913) 742-6213 or by E-Mail.