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Department of Energy Announces Recovery Act Funding for Community Renewable Energy Deployment

On July 15, the Department of Energy posted on www.Grants.gova Funding Opportunity Announcement for Recovery Act funding under the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program.  $21.5 million in Recovery Act funding is available to tribal governments and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations or Groups, as well as state and county governments for projects that address the technical, economic, and policy barriers to implementing a combination of renewable energy technologies into one integrated solution for a community to reduce its carbon footprint.

Eligible renewable energy technologies for purposes of this announcement include, but are not limited to, electric or thermal energy generated from solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal), geothermal, or new hydroelectric generation capacity achieved from increased efficiency or additions of new capacity at an existing hydroelectric project.

Information about the funding announcement may be viewed here:

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=MJpyKf2QpL3nFM6Jz4JvGztPyWLZYdpVYlvvlqcG6fhJ3mpxxfbR!-1757398871?oppId=48485&mode=VIEW

The closing date for applications is September 3rd.