|Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant|
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, funded for the first time by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009, represents a Presidential priority to deploy the cheapest, cleanest, and most reliable energy technologies available—energy efficiency and conservation—across the country. The Program, authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and signed into law on December 19, 2007, is intended to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Indian tribes to develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to:
Through formula and competitive EECBG grants, local communities are to make strategic investments to meet the nation's long-term goals for energy independence and leadership on climate change. The City of Covina received a formula grant of $200,200 from EECBG.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has listed several desired outcomes of the EECBG Program that can assist implementation, including overall development of administration of state and local programs. They can be used to help evalubate potential programs and projects, as well as understand the factors that affect the success of different activities, programs, and projects. Desired outcomes include: