Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program provides funding to local and state government, Indian tribes, and territories to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions in their communities. The program assists eligible entities in implementing strategies that will improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors, and reduce fossil fuel emissions and total energy use in an environmentally sustainable manner. Activities that may use grant funds range from strategic planning, information sharing, and developing building codes, to installing renewable energy technologies, to implementing technologies to reduce, capture, and use methane and other GHGs from landfills or similar sources. Funding supplements, and does not replace, funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the Weatherization and State Energy Programs.