Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Application
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: 24-007 Applications and Forms Revised: 4/3/24

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) application period is open March 19 through April 30, 2024.

The EECBG Program assists States, local governments, and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. The program is funded from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act through the U.S. DOE.

NDEE received $1,779,420 in EECBG funds to provide to Nebraska’s counties and local communities through a competitive subaward grant process. Counties, cities, and Tribes that received direct federal EECBG funding are not eligible for subawards from NDEE.

Eligible projects include upgrades to energy efficient lighting; installation of renewable energy systems on government buildings; development of alternative transportation infrastructure such as pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths; and public education to promote energy efficiency and conservation.

Projects for these competitive grants should improve the community by providing long-lasting benefits such as decreasing the community’s energy burden, promoting job growth, and the development of clean energy enterprises. Priority may be given to projects in communities identified as having a high energy or environmental burden. This program will provide funding for communities based on their individual needs.

Applicants must include their application, the EECBG Program Budget Spreadsheet, and the EECBG Lighting and Project Metrics Template when submitting their application.

Informational documents regarding the Davis Bacon Act, the Build America Buy America Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, historic preservation, and ACH enrollment are also available on top of this page.

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