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    Energy Efficency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) - Non-Entitlement

    I'm just curious if anybody else out there has applied for EECBG funds, directly allocated to the state, for non-entitlement areas. In my state, these funds are being administered by the State Energy Office.

    The process, IMO, has been pretty messy. It seems there has been a general lack of communication, delayed award announcements (Still waiting, although awards were suppose to be made this month), a mad dash for additional information from the Energy Office after a long period of silence from them, etc.

    I'm just wondering if anybody else has been working with this program, and what your experiences have been?

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    This probably belongs in the Environmental Planning Forum.....

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    Quote Originally posted by jdplanner View post
    I'm just curious if anybody else out there has applied for EECBG funds, directly allocated to the state, for non-entitlement areas. In my state, these funds are being administered by the State Energy Office.

    The process, IMO, has been pretty messy. It seems there has been a general lack of communication, delayed award announcements (Still waiting, although awards were suppose to be made this month), a mad dash for additional information from the Energy Office after a long period of silence from them, etc.

    I'm just wondering if anybody else has been working with this program, and what your experiences have been?
    I work in Michigan, and the application process has been pretty painless so far. State agencies (which review the apps and administer the grant) have been good about asking for additional information when it was needed. That said, I have no idea whether we'll get an award and no idea when I'll be informed of any decisions. Just keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Thanks for the response Counter.

    Here in SC, we finally received funding announcements. It looks like our state's energy office did their best to try and fund as many projects as they could. If a project was determined to be below the required 2.5 ROI, funds were offered in a reduced capacity until the project met a 2.5 ROI (ROI determined against Federal Investment).

    I work for a COG, and we contracted with local communities in our region to help develop and implement their projects. We also rated, ranked, and made recommendations about the projects to the enegy office. In my region every project was offered some funding. We didn't have have an overabudnance of applications, and we applied for slighty over the region's allocated amount.

    I hope everything is still going smooth in Michigan.
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