Energy Grants for Small Cities and Counties

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) for Small Cities and Counties 


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides the State of Arkansas with $6.2 million in funding for the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program to provide grants to small cities and counties for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  The Arkansas EECBG program assists local governments in implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce total  energy use, improve energy efficiency and deploy market-ready renewable energy technologies.

Forty-one Arkansas cities and countes were selected through a competitive award process to receive funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  More than 80 percent of the funds will be used for building retrofit projects, including energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient lighting and insulation.  Other awarded projects include renewable energy projects such as the installation of solar hot water, geothermal and wind turbines.   

The Arkansas Energy Office has partnered with Winrock International, an Arkansas-based nonprofit organization, to administer this program. 

See the complete list of cities and counties that were awarded funding and the projects they will use the grants to complete.

For More Information:
Program details can be found on the Winrock EECBG Website or in the EECBG Request for Applications.  For questions, contact Johnnie Frueauff at jfrueauff@winrock.org or by calling toll-free to 1-877-99-EECBG (1-877-993-3224).