Mass. receives $14.8m in federal energy grants
The US Department of Energy said that Massachusetts will receive nearly $14.8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and conservation activities.
The majority of the Massachusetts allocation will be passed along to cities and counties with populations under 35,000, the department said. Given the amount of funding available and the maximum grant award amount of $150,000, the department estimates that more than 80 communities will receive funding under this competitive subgrant program.
In an e-mail, a department spokesman noted that this allocation is only part of the money that could go to the state under this program; Massachusetts is eligible to receive more than $42 million in grants cities, counties, and the state energy office. (Globe Staff)