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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

In 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act providing the largest single increase for energy efficiency programs. Funding to Nebraska under the Recovery Act was directed to five programs totalling $84,222,593. Below is a breakdown of funds in the five programs:

  • Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program
  • State Energy Program
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
  • State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program
  • Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid

$41,644,458
$30,910,000
$9,593,500
$1,711,000
$363,635

In November 2010, another American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was received:
  • Provide code training to professionals, builders and code officials
$276,417

The activities in each program from receipt of the grant through February 1, 2013, (except where noted otherwise) are detailed below. The U.S. Department of Energy has oversight of the funds and issued regulations and guidelines for the states to follow.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
 

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program, as a part of the Recovery Act, received $41.6 million over 36 months. The Recovery Act funding is to scale-up existing weatherization efforts in the state, create jobs, reduce carbon emissions and save money for low-income families by improving energy efficiencies. Services are provided at the local level primarily by community action agencies. Nebraska’s plan is to weatherize 4,000 homes across the state. Households with annual income at or below 200 percent of the federal the poverty level are eligible for assistance.

In May 2009, the state submitted a plan for use of the Weatherization Assistance Program funds that projects the estimated number of houses that will receive energy efficiency improvements and the amount of funding each service provider will receive. A summary of that plan is available on the agency website.

The table below depicts the subgrantees’ progress. Updated data appears monthly on the agency website showing total production and funds expended by each provider.

 
Subgrantee Allocations
May 19, 2009

Subgrantee Progress as of
March 2013
Updated June 27, 2013

Subgrantee Contract Amount Minimum Number of Homes to be Weatherized Number of Homes Weatherized Dollars Spent*
Blue Valley Community Action Original-$2,155,007.00
Revised-$2,405,007.00
($250,000 added from Administration & TATA)
249
287 $2,405,006.40
Central Nebraska Community Services Original-$4,537,623.00
Revised-$5,137,623.00
($600,000 added from Administration & TATA)
536 648 $5,137,623.00
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership Original-$4,531,004.00
Revised-$4,231,004.00
535 764 $4,231,004.00
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders $4,378,781.00 517 561 $4,374,469.50
Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska Original-$5,077,021.00
Revised-$5,977,021.00
($900,000 added from Administration & TATA)
601 785 $5,977,021.00
Northwest Community Action Partnership Original-$1,254,907.00
Revised-$1,444,907.00
($190,000 added from Administration & TATA)
140 217 $1,444,907.00
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Original-$1,777,758.00
Revised-$2,367,758
($590,000 added from Administration & TATA)
203 290 $2,367,758.00
Southeast Nebraska Community Action Council

Original-$2,082,204.00
Revised-$2,742,204
($660,000 added from Administration & TATA)

240 347 $2,742,204.00
Weatherization Trust Inc. $8,197,586.00
979 1,052 $6,684,298.72
Southeast Nebraska Community Action Council in Douglas County $728,652.02 - 87 $585,454.15
Energy Office Administration Original-$1,233,141.00
Revised-$1,159,841.00
($73,300.00 distributed)
    $1,135,090.96
Training, Evaluation and Technical Assistance Original-$4,567,183.00
Revised-$1,750,483.00
($2,816,700.00 distributed)
    $3,757,086.61
  • Weatherization Training Development and Delivery, Metropolitan Community College $565,626 plus $36,000 cost share
$565,626     $389,112.90
  • Weatherization Training Development and Delivery, Central Community College $787,148
$787,148     $492,965.95
  • Evaluation of Weatherization Assistance Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln $499,469
$499,469     $408,494.51
TOTAL $41,644,458.00 4,000 5,038

$42,131,598.95

* Weatherization providers submit requests for reimbursement for the previous month’s production. Reimbursement requests are reviewed by agency staff for program compliance and allowable costs for materials and equipment in each unit.

Nebraska Weatherization Assistance Program, ARRA Summary 2009-2012

Final Report

 

State Energy Program

Under the Recovery Act, Nebraska received $30,910,000 in State Energy Program funds to be spent from 2009 through March 2012 (several activities were approved for completion by October 2012). The following summary encompasses the elements of the Nebraska State Energy Program plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy for review on May 11, 2009 and approved June 10, 2009:

As of January 31, 2013, $30,750,941.73 in Recovery Act funds have been expended and the program has closed. The State Energy Program Final Report gives an account of Recovery Act projects completed and funds spent.

Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
Recovery Act Funds: $12,311,138.88 Leveraged Funds: $8,822,494.66

The Nebraska Energy Office operates the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan program, a revolving loan program for Nebraskans to make energy efficient improvements in homes, farms, ranches, business, industrial, alternative fuel vehicles, schools and others. The loan program is operated with the state’s financial institutions. The Energy Office invests in these loans by purchasing 50 to 75 percent of the loan at zero interest, which lowers the interest rate to the borrower to 5 to 2.5 percent, respectively, and leverages lender funds of 25 to 50 percent of each loan. Loans are available at more than 909 lending sites across the state.

With $12.31 million in Recovery Act funds, the Energy Office raised the existing loan pool to $36 million. The interest rate was lowered to 2.5 percent and the loan limit on a case-by-case basis was lifted from the $750,000 cap.

With these funds, 799 projects were financed between 2009 and 2012.

Advanced Renewable Energy Projects
Recovery Act Funds: $3,508,095.13 Leveraged Funds: $4,560,697.07

The objectives of the Advanced Renewable Energy Project are to:

  • Increase renewable energy generation in Nebraska
  • Demonstrate the use of renewable energy technology in new ways
  • Deploy cutting edge renewable technologies
  • Generate energy from renewable resources on or before March 2012
  • Avoid greenhouse gas emissions
  • Leverage funds and create jobs.

A solicitation for proposals for Advanced Renewable Energy Projects was issued on July 24, 2009, and Letters of Intent were due on September 3, 2009. By the deadline, 112 applicants listed projects totaling more than $135 million. On November 3, 2009, formal project applications were due. At that time, 49 of the original 112 submitted detailed information about projects totaling more than $41.06 million. Under the solicitation’s guidelines, all proposed projects were reviewed for State Energy Program compliance and suitability under the National Environmental Policy Act by the U.S. Department of Energy. The projects listed below were selected for funding after technical review and federal approval was received.

Advanced Renewable Energy Project Grants
Applicant Renewable Energy Type Project Location Contract Amount Match Amount Total Project Cost

Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013

AGP Corn Processing, Inc. COMPLETED Biomass Hastings/Adams County $275,000 $50,000 $325,000 $262,691.37

Allen Fleischman
COMPLETED

Solar Tekamah/Burt County $106,250 $17,000 $123,250 $106,250.00
Bluestem LLC
COMPLETED
Wind Springview/Keya Paha County $2,300,000 $4,338,000 $6,638,000 $2,300,000.00

David DeBoer
COMPLETED

Solar Ft. Calhoun/Washington County $11,223 $1,981 $13,204 $10,878.39
Design Plastics, Inc.
COMPLETED
Wind Omaha - Fremont/Douglas - Dodge Counties $148,000 $26,800 $174,800 $146,753.25
Ho-Chunk CDC
COMPLETED
Solar Winnebago/Thurston County $249,780 $43,400 $293,180 $231,816.82
Morrissey Engineering COMPLETED Solar Omaha/Douglas County $72,884 $12,862 $85,746 $72,883.60
NE Public Power District
COMPLETED
Solar Norfolk/Madison County $344,958.13 $70,654.07 $415,612.20 $344,958.13
TOTALS $3,508,095.13 $4,560,697.07 $8,068,792.20 $3,476,231.56


Renewable Energy Curriculum
Recovery Act Funds: $1,910,000.00 Leveraged Funds: $329,245.00

The objectives are to:

  • Develop renewable energy curricula for use at Nebraska technical community colleges
  • Create new jobs and increase productivity to spur economic growth and community development by providing training and instruction in renewable energy methods and technologies
  • Implement renewable energy curricula that will result in increased energy generation from renewable technologies in Nebraska
  • Evaluate and assess the outcomes and impact of the renewable energy climate.

Under a solicitation issued in January 2010, the six community colleges will each receive up to $318,333 to develop renewable energy curricula to train Nebraskans in renewable energy technologies. As shown in the table, five community colleges — Central, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast and Western — combined their curricula efforts. Current course offerings are listed at www.neo.ne.gov/careers/energycareers.htm.

Renewable Energy Curriculum
Eligible Entities Contract Amount Cost-Share and other Amount Total Project Cost Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013
Central Community College
COMPLETED
$1,591,665 (cost-share) $47,369
(other) $205,876
$1,844,910 $1,591,665.00
Mid-Plains Community College
COMPLETED
Northeast Community College
COMPLETED
Southeast Community College
COMPLETED
Western Community College
COMPLETED
Metropolitan Community College
COMPLETED
$318,333 $76,000 $394,333 $318,333.00
TOTALS $1,909,998 $329,245 $2,239,243 $1,909,998.00

Building Energy Code Training and Enforcement
Recovery Act Funds: $199,838.20
Expended: $172,283.87 as of February 1, 2012

The Energy Office will provide information on residential and commercial building energy codes, and conduct training and certification of city and county code officials and members of the construction industry.

  • Update the state’s building energy codes as appropriate.
  • Upgrade the state’s efforts on building energy code compliance and inspections.

State Building Retrofits
Recovery Act Funds: $10,250,807.00 Leveraged Funds: $7,254,435.45

  • $6 million will fund energy efficiency building improvements on the University of Nebraska, State and Community College campuses.
  • $4 million will fund energy efficiency improvements in state government buildings under the management of the Administrative Services State Building Division.
  • $518,646 for EPA ENERGY STAR® benchmarking of up to 1,000 public school buildings and investment grade audits for a selected portion of participating schools.

Projects listed below have been selected for funding and the work has commenced.

University of Nebraska Campuses
Applicant Project Location Project Details Contract
Amount
Total Project Cost Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013
University of Nebraska Medical Center COMPLETED Energy Efficient Building Retrofits Upgrade Chilled Water and Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Systems $860,000 $4,750,000 $859,999.90
University of Nebraska Lincoln
COMPLETED
Energy Efficient Building Retrofits Install Occupancy Sensors to Control Lights and Heating Ventilating and Cooling Systems in 12 UNL Buildings $188,500 $313,288 $188,500.00
Hamilton Hall Energy Efficient Retrofits Replace 16 Constant-Volume Lab Hoods with Variable-Volume Hoods $92,240 $126,617 $92,240
Scott Engineering Center Convert Constant-Volume Dual Duct System to Variable-Volume. $470,468 $629,830 $470,468
Othmer Hall Room Occupancy Sensors and Room Controls Upgrade $145,990 $173,700 $145,990
Beadle Center, Bessey Hall and Home Economics Buildings Upgrade Fluorescent Lights $80,261 $164,629 $80,260.80
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Curtis COMPLETED Biomass Boiler Install New Biomass Boiler and Steam Lines to Campus Buildings $400,000 $1,530,700 $400,000
University of Nebraska at Omaha
COMPLETED
Allwine Hall. Replace Windows Replace Windows $308,300 $440,300 $246,897.81
Eppley Administration Building Replace Windows $334,000 $454,000 $248,223.59
University of Nebraska at Kearney
COMPLETED
Mantor Hall Replace Windows $216,000 $486,200 $216,000.00
Randall Hall Replace Windows $120,001 $256,192 $110,059.11
Cushing/Ryan Library Replace Lighting in Cushing Coliseum and Ryan Library $75,040 $95,040 $64,824.00
Chilled Water Controls Install Chilled Water Controls in Various Buildings $282,000 $679,200 $276,900.00
$3,600,000 Available TOTALS $3,572,800 $10,099,696 $3,400,363.21

State College Campuses**
Applicant Project Location Project Details Contract
Amount
Total Project Cost

Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013

Peru State
Deobligated Grant Award
Library/Student Center ECO 24/7 Study and Implementation of Recommended Projects $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Wayne State COMPLETED Bowen Hall ECO 24/7 Study and Implementation of Recommended Projects $300,000 $300,000 $300,000.00
$500,000 Available TOTALS $300,000 $300,000 $300,000.00
** Chadron State College declined to use its allocated funding of $200,000.  Those funds were offered to the other two state colleges for use in eligible activities. 

Community College Campuses**
Applicant Project Location Project Details Contract
Amount
Total Project Cost Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013
Mid-Plains Community College
COMPLETED
McDonald Belton Building Retrofits to Increase Energy Efficiency in McDonald Belton Building at North Platte Community College $450,000 $471,071 $450,000.00
Metropolitan Community College Omaha
COMPLETED

South Campus — Mahoney Building
Ft. Omaha Campus — Building 10
Elkhorn Valley Campus

Perform and Implement Comprehensive Energy Studies for Two Campus Buildings $449,922.79 $449,922.79 $449,922.79
Southeast Community College COMPLETED Energy Square Building Replace existing HVAC system with energy efficient system $450,000 $841,097 $450,000.00
Western Nebraska Community College
COMPLETED
Main building and Pioneer Hall on the WNCC campus Retrofits to Increase Energy Efficiency in main building and Pioneer Hall on the WNCC campus by retrofitting the HVAC system and installing controls $606,521 $640,022 $606,521.00
$1,800,000 Available TOTALS $1,956,443.79 $2,402,112.79 $1,956,443.79
** Central Community College declined to use its allocated funding of $360,000.  Those funds were offered to the other community colleges for use in eligible activities.

State Government Buildings
Applicant Project Location Project Details Contract
Amount
Total Project Cost Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013
Nebraska State Patrol Norfolk
COMPLETED
Troop B Building Replace Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump and Replace Windows $383,710.37 $428,640.37 $379,426.97
Nebraska State Patrol Grand Island
COMPLETED
Troop C Building Replace Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump and Replace Windows $373,735.00 $414,853.05 $369,167.58
Nebraska State Patrol North Platte
COMPLETED
Troop D Building Replace Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump and Replace Windows $482,543.50 $522,985.88 $472,376.87
Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Geneva
COMPLETED
Burroughs Cottage Replace Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump $275,932.85 $306,312.85 $275,932.85
Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Geneva
COMPLETED
Sandoz Cottage Upgrade Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump Using ECO 24/7 Process $272,091.85 $302,471.85 $267,091.85
Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Geneva
COMPLETED
Sacajawea Cottage Replace Heating/Cooling System With Geothermal Heat Pump $320,467.71 $320,467.71 $320,463.62
Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Geneva
COMPLETED
Central Plant Replace Boilers $1,359,908.00 $1,429,908.00 $1,354,953.50
Administrative Services, Building Division
COMPLETED
Executive Building - Lincoln Add Lighting Control Panels and Upgrade Light Fixtures $71,960.75 $71,960.75 $71,960.05
Administrative Services, Building Division COMPLETED Executive Building - Lincoln Replace Heating/Cooling Equipment and Install Programmable Thermostats $95,731.80 $120,351.80 $95,731.80
Administrative Services, Building Division COMPLETED State Office Building - Omaha Design of Upgraded Lighting System $27,200.00 $27,200.00 $27,200.00
Administrative Services, Building Division
COMPLETED
State Office Building - Lincoln Add lighting Control Panels Throughout the Building $94,700.00 $94,700.00 $94,520.15
Administrative Service, Building Division
COMPLETED
1526 K St Building - Lincoln Replace windows $305,070.00 $305,070.00 $305,070.00
$4 Million Available TOTALS $4,063,051.83 $4,344,922.26 $4,033,895.24

Public School Audits
Applicant Project Details Contract Amount Total Project Cost

Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013

Waldinger Corporation and Schemmer Associates COMPLETED Benchmark and Evaluate Energy Performance and Perform Investment Grade Energy Audits for school districts in Nebraska $518,646.00 $518,646.00 $518,646.00
TOTALS $518,646.00 $518,646.00 $518,646.00

Consumer Information on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (COMPLETED)
Recovery Act funds: $661,984.05
Expended: $661,984.05 as of October 31, 2012

Energy Detective Kits for 5th Grade Students
After a competitive solicitation, the Energy Office awarded a contract to design, produce and administer an educational based program that features a blend of innovative education, comprehensive implementation services and hands-on activities to put energy efficiency knowledge to work in the classrooms of Nebraska fifth grade students. The curriculum includes Energy Detective Kits containing high-quality efficiency devices to be installed as part of the science and math-based educational program.

In school year 2010-2011, 19,810 students and teachers in the state participated in this voluntary program. The effort is a cost-shared activity between the Energy Office and a number of electric utilities and one natural gas utility in the state and up to $377,577 has been allocated. The program began in August 2010. The program continued to be offered in the 2011-2012 school year.

In the 2011-1012 school year, 19,347 student and teacher kits were used in schools by teachers and students. 

Wind for Schools
The Nebraska Energy Office has issued contracts using SEP Recovery Act funds to nine public school districts in Nebraska for $5,000 each. Two districts ultimately deobligated their awards, leaving seven active projects. The funds were used to pay for part of the cost of a 2.5 KWH wind turbine in conjunction with the Wind for Schools projects. A total of $35,000 was committed to the seven schools.

Wind for Schools
Applicant Contract Approved Contract Amount Total Project Cost

Funds Expended
as of January 31, 2013
Updated February 1, 2013

Bancroft/Rosalie Public Schools COMPLETED December 29, 2009 $5,000

$16,140.35

$5,000
Norris Public Schools COMPLETED December 29, 2009 $5,000 $14,211.00 $5,000
Papillion/LaVista South School District COMPLETED May 20, 2010 $5,000 $15,000.00 $5,000
West Holt Public School COMPLETED January 3, 2011 $5,000

$18,634.00

$5,000
Creighton Community Schools** COMPLETED January 10, 2011 $5,000

$16,252.00

$4,897
Norfolk High School COMPLETED July 12, 2011 $5,000

$9,019.00

$5,000
Hastings Public School COMPLETED December 21, 2011 $5,000 $17,000.00 $5,000
$50,000 Available for 10 Schools TOTALS $35,000 $106,256.35 $34,897
** Creighton Community Schools declined to use all of its allocated funding of $5,000.

Program Support/Administration, Evaluation, Monitoring and Reporting
Recovery Act Funds: $2,100,000
Expended: $1,968,504.15 as of January 31, 2013

The Energy Office will administer Recovery Act funds, monitor grants and report on required activities. The Energy Office will make on-site inspections to funded projects to document progress and compliance with federal regulations and contracts.

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will measure the impact of the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program to quantify economic impacts and energy and greenhouse gas emission savings under a $453,514 contract. As of October 31, 2012, $453,514.00 had been spent.

Grant Assistance Center

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program provided funding to eligible entities to implement strategies that:

  • Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and maximizes benefits for local and regional communities
  • Reduce the total energy use of eligible entities
  • Improve energy efficiency in the building sector and other appropriate sectors

Under the Recovery Act, the Energy Office received $9,593,500. Following a plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy on June 19, 2009, and approved September 14, 2009, the agency on December 3, 2009, issued a request for proposals from the approximately 83 counties and 500 towns and villages in the state that did not receive a direct allocation of block grant funds. Grants of up to $250,000 for outdoor, street, and traffic lighting projects, building retrofits, and renewable energy projects were available. A 20 percent cash match by the grantee was required.

The Energy Office received 121 applications proposing 208 individual projects, and was able to fund 87 percent of the municipalities and 76 percent of the counties that applied. The award of $8,820,010.91 in grant funds was announced on June 8, 2010, to 96 city and county governments with 176 individual projects, varying in size and scope from $198 up to $250,000. More than $3.978 million in matching funds were committed to these projects which were to be completed by December 31, 2011.

Of the projects receiving EECBG funds, 19 will replaced inefficient traffic signals, outdoor lighting, and street lighting, with the remainder being energy efficiency retrofits for replacing outdated and inefficient windows, doors, interior lighting, insulation and heating and cooling systems, and one photovoltaic system.

Two recipients, Randolph and Banner County declined the grants.  Those funds were used for projects in Brown County. In total there are 95 grants for 173 projects. The program was concluded as of January 31, 2013.

2010 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funded Projects
Applicant Name Project Details  Amount Awarded June 8, 2010
Revised Amount Awarded

Original Match June 8, 2010
Revised Match

Total Project Cost June 8, 2010
Revised Cost

Grant Award Total

Original Amount Revised Amount Original Amount Revised Amount Original Amount Revised Amount
Adams County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Lighting, Occupancy Sensors , HVAC Flex Connectors, T-stat $71,216.00
 $73,872.00 $17,804.00 $18,468.00 $89,020.00
 $92,340.00 $205,934.40
Office Building Occupancy Sensors, T-stat, & Windows $71,702.40
$132,062.40 $17,925.60
$33,015.60 $89,628.00
$165,078.00
Alma
COMPLETED
City Auditorium Boiler & Insulation $41,515.00 $9,576.36 $10,379.00 $2,394.00 $51,894.00  $11,970.36 $9,576.36
Arthur County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Lighting, Water Heater, T-stats, Windows & Insulated Panels/Solid Walls And County Shop insulation $34,800.00  $27,481.45 $8,700.00 $6,870.36 $43,500.00  $34,351.81 $27,481.45
Atkinson
COMPLETED
Old Library Lighting, Water Heater and Insulation $3,087.20 $2,254.92 $771.80  $563.73

$3,859.00

$2,818.65 $2,254.92
Auburn
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $12,415.20  $12,415.20 $3,103.80 $2,713.26 $15,519.00  $15,128.46 $12,415.20
Aurora
COMPLETED
Library Lighting & Exit Signs $29,027.00  $33,599.35 $7,257.00 $8,399.84 $36,284.00  $41,999.19 $100,816.15
Fire Hall Heaters & Lighting $23,024.00  $23,024.00 $5,756.00 $5,756.00 $28,780.00  $28,780.00
City Maintenance Shop Heaters & Lighting $21,136.00  $21,136.00 $5,284.00 $5,284.00 $26,420.00  $26,420.00
Parks Garage Bldg. Heaters & Lighting $10,741.00  $10,741.60 $2,686.00 $2,685.40 $13,427.00  $13,427.00
Cemetery Shop Heater & Lighting $9,852.00 $9,852.80 $2,464.00 $2,463.20 $12,316.00  $12,316.00
Wastewater Treatment Plant Lighting $2,462.00 $2,462.40 $616.00  $615.60 $3,078.00 $3,078.00

Banner County
Grant Declined

Wind Turbine
Grant Declined
$82,360.00 $0.00 $20,590.00 $0.00 $102,950.00 $0.00 $0.00
Bassett
COMPLETED
Fire Hall HVAC, Overhead Door, Lighting, & Fans $13,198.40  $11,967.20 $3,299.60 $2,991.80 $16,498.00  $14,959.00 $25,316.80
City Hall HVAC, Insulation, & Lighting $6,955.20 $7,099.20 $1,738.80 $1,774.80 $8,694.00 $8,874.00
Business Incubator HVAC $6,250.40 $6,250.40 $1,562.60 $1,562.60 $7,813.00 $7,813.00
Beatrice
COMPLETED
Municipal Auditorium Lighting & Exit Signs, Roof & Insulation $157,170.00 $160,482.28 $60,000.00 $40,163.87 $217,170.00 $200,646.15 $160,482.28
Blair
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $248,686.21 $250,903.97 $74,285.89 $77,958.03 $322,972.10 $328,862.00 $250,903.97
Broadwater
COMPLETED
Village Hall HVAC & Insulation $60,360.00  $63,949.52

$15,090.00

$15,987.38 $75,450.00  $79,936.90 $63,949.52
Broken Bow
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $151,664.00 $149,428.00 $37,916.00 $37,357.00 $189,580.00 $186,785.00 $149,428.00
Brown County
COMPLETED
Courthouse HVAC $0.00  $79,056.00 $0.00 $19,764.00

$0.00

 $98,820.00 $90,976.00
Jail HVAC $0.00  $11,920.00 $0.00 $2,980.00 $0.00  $14,900.00
Burt County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Boiler, Lighting & Exit Signs, Insulation, Window, & Door $150,542.40 $147,223.38 $37,635.60 $36,805.85 $188,178.00 $184,029.23 $147,223.38
Butler County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Boiler, Lighting & Exit Signs, Insulation, Window, & Door $118,645.00 $157,319.74 $80,000.00 $39,239.93 $198,645.00 $196,559.67 $157,319.74
Callaway
COMPLETED
Village Office/Shop Lighting, Heat Pump, & T-stat $24,328.80  $25,343.23 $6,082.20 $6,335.81 $30,411.00  $31,679.04 $25,343.23
Cambridge
COMPLETED
City Hall Refrigerators $1,792.00 $1,530.37 $448.00  $382.60 $2,240.00 $1,912.97 $252,514.41
Senior Center Lighting, Insulation, & Windows

$8,075.00

$6,827.12

$2,019.00

$1,706.78 $10,094.00 $8,533.90
Library Lighting
Project funds shifted to hospital boilers & chiller project.
$3,718.00
$0.00 $930.00 $0.00 $4,648.00 $0.00
Hospital Boilers & Chiller $236,415.00
$244,156.92 $148,330.00 $150,760.08 $384,745.00 $394,917.00
Central City
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $179,088.00 $126,526.61 $56,748.00 $31,631.65 $235,836.00 $158,158.26 $126,526.61
Chadron
COMPLETED
City Hall Lighting $6,071.00
$3,094.22 $1,518.00  $773.56 $7,589.00 $3,867.78 $53,141.94
Street Shop Lighting $2,566.00 $2,691.76 $642.00  $672.94 $3,208.00 $3,364.70
Fire Hall Furnace & Lighting $8,395.00 $8,468.54 $2,099.00 $2,117.14 $10,494.00  $10,585.68
Water Department Lighting $1,838.00 $2,735.40 $460.00  $683.80 $2,298.00 $3,419.20
Police Department Lighting $4,382.00 $2,557.39 $1,095.00  $639.35 $5,477.00 $3,196.74
Library Lighting $3,556.00
$1,198.95 $889.00  $299.74 $4,445.00 $1,498.69
Cemetery Shop Heating, Insulation, & Lighting $10,168.00
 $10,250.22 $2,542.00 $2,562.55 $12,710.00  $12,812.77
Airport FBO Bldg. Lighting & Insulation $22,078.00  $22,145.46 $5,519.00 $5,536.41 $27,597.00  $27,681.87
Clarks
COMPLETED
Village/Fire Hall Lighting, HVAC, & T-stats $16,464.00  $15,975.32 $4,116.00 $3,993.83 $20,580.00  $19,969.15 $17,294.87
Library Lighting $674.00 $661.60 $169.00  $165.40 $843.00 $827.00
Villa Apartments Lighting & Exit Signs $756.00 $657.95 $189.00  $164.49 $945.00 $822.44
Clay County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Lighting $6,298.40 $6,700.18 $1,574.60 $1,675.05 $7,873.00 $8,375.23 $12,571.12
Roads Department Lighting $2,672.00 $1,676.68 $668.00  $419.17 $3,340.00 $2,095.85
Service Building Lighting $3,267.20 $3,309.18 $816.80  $827.30 $4,084.00 $4,136.48
Weed Control Building Lighting $198.40 $282.10 $49.60 $70.52

$248.00

$352.62
Jail & Sheriff's Department Lighting $851.20 $602.98 $212.80  $150.74 $1,064.00 $753.72
Coleridge
COMPLETED
Nursing Home Insulation $59,560.00  $59,200.00 $14,890.00 $14,800.00 $74,450.00  $74,000.00 $59,200.00
Colfax County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Windows $39,194.00  $39,194.00 $9,799.00 $9,799.00 $48,993.00  $48,993.00 $39,194.00
Cortland
COMPLETED
Community Center Windows & Doors $6,000.00 $7,556.07

$1,500.00

$1,889.02

$7,500.00

$9,445.09 $7,556.07
Cuming County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse HVAC, Lighting & Exit Signs $250,000.00 $257,177.61 $114,378.00 $378,153.69 $364,378.00 $635,331.30 $257,177.61
Dakota City
COMPLETED
Fire Hall Lighting, HVAC, Windows $11,264.00 $7,644.52 $2,816.00 $1,911.13 $14,080.00 $9,555.65 $7,644.52
Water Treatment Plant Lighting $1,835.20 $0.00 $458.80 $0.00 $2,294.00 $0.00
Dawes County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse Windows $180,000.00 $183,894.59 $80,000.00 $45,973.65 $260,000.00 $229,868.24 $183,894.59
Diller
COMPLETED
Community Bldg/Fire Hall HVAC & T-stats $19,556.00  $19,556.00 $4,889.00 $4,889.00 $24,445.00  $24,445.00 $19,556.00
Dodge County
COMPLETED
Judicial Center HVAC & Building Automation $152,834.40 $148,533.00 $38,208.60 $37,133.25 $191,043.00 $185,666.25 $148,533.00
Elwood
COMPLETED
Village Office HVAC & Lighting $7,369.00  $10,093.52 $4,535.00 $2,523.38 $11,904.00  $12,616.90 $10,093.52
Fairfield
COMPLETED
City Hall Lighting $3,111.00 $3,111.20 $778.00  $777.80 $3,889.00 $3,889.00 $13,532.00
Fire Hall Lighting & Exit Signs $3,173.00 $3,173.60 $794.00  $793.40 $3,967.00 $3,967.00
Maintenance Shop Overhead Door & Lighting $4,093.00 $4,117.60 $1,024.00 $1,029.40 $5,117.00 $5,147.00
Library Lighting $1,364.00
$1,362.40 $342.00  $340.60 $1,706.00 $1,703.00
Auditorium Lighting $1,692.00
$1,767.20

$424.00

 $441.80 $2,116.00 $2,209.00
Fairmont
COMPLETED
Nursing Home Lighting & Exit Signs, Doors, & Windows $41,232.80
 $36,547.20 $10,308.20 $8,508.86 $51,541.00  $45,056.06 $36,547.20
Franklin
COMPLETED
Senior Center Lighting, Insulation & Ceiling $22,297.60  $39,428.80 $5,574.40 $9,857.20 $27,872.00  $49,286.00 $39,428.80
Frontier County
COMPLETED
County Jail Window, Door, Appliances, & Insulation $7,276.96 $5,484.00 $1,819.24 $1,371.00 $9,096.20 $6,855.00 $27,588.32
Curtis Shop Furnaces $7,832.00 $7,460.69 $1,958.00 $1,865.17 $9,790.00 $9,325.86
Eustis Shop Furnace $2,604.00 $3,260.00 $651.00  $815.00 $3,255.00 $4,075.00
Courthouse Furnaces & A/C $7,092.00 $7,814.40 $1,773.00 $1,953.60 $8,865.00 $9,768.00
Maywood Shop Furnaces $4,868.00 $3,569.23 $1,217.00  $892.31 $6,085.00 $4,461.54
Garden County
COMPLETED
Treasurer's Office Heat Pump $4,444.44 $4,059.64 $1,111.11
$1,014.91 $5,555.55 $5,074.55 $8,790.82
Courthouse Annex Heat Pump $5,239.08 $4,731.18 $1,309.77 $1,182.79 $6,548.85 $5,913.97
Giltner
COMPLETED
Fire Station HVAC & Lighting $9,116.00
$9,089.34 $2,279.00 $2,272.34 $11,395.00
 $11,361.68 $23,326.14
Ball Field L ighting $14,028.00
 $14,236.80 $3,507.00 $3,559.20 $17,535.00  $17,796.00
Gordon
COMPLETED
Auditorium Lighting, Windows, & Insulation $93,206.00  $86,737.04 $23,301.00 $21,684.26 $116,507.00 $108,421.30 $86,737.04
Gothenburg
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $206,080.00 $211,950.96 $51,520.00 $52,987.74 $257,600.00 $264,938.70 $211,950.96
Greeley County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse Windows & Doors $68,451.20  $69,303.27 $17,112.80 $17,325.82 $85,564.00  $86,629.09 $69,303.27
Hamilton County
COMPLETED
Courthouse HVAC & Lighting $116,208.00 $111,104.00 $29,052.00 $27,776.00 $145,260.00 $138,880.00 $114,839.20
Roads Maintenance Shop Lighting $3,821.00 $3,735.20 $956.00  $933.80 $4,777.00 $4,669.00
Harlan County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Boiler & Chiller $250,000.00 $251,309.51 $89,500.00 $91,814.58 $339,500.00 $343,124.09 $251,309.51
Hartington
COMPLETED
City Hall Lighting, Windows & Doors $46,567.20  $31,361.20 $11,641.80 $7,840.30 $58,209.00  $39,201.50 $42,914.00
City Auditorium Windows $19,088.00  $11,552.80 $4,772.00 $2,888.20 $23,860.00  $14,441.00
Hayes County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse HVAC, Lighting, Windows & Doors $55,500.00
 $55,334.53 $15,000.00 $13,900.22 $70,500.00  $69,234.75 $55,334.53
Hazard
COMPLETED
Community Building Heating, Insulation, Windows, & Doors $13,340.00  $13,389.26 $3,335.00 $3,347.32 $16,675.00  $16,736.58 $13,389.26
Hemingford
COMPLETED
Village Office Lighting, & Windows $28,497.00  $17,886.96 $7,719.00 $4,471.74 $36,216.00  $22,358.70 $153,505.82
Street Lighting $165,238.00 $114,901.26 $44,762.00 $28,725.31 $210,000.00 $143,626.57
Nursing Home Lighting & Exit Signs $24,202.00  $17,025.60 $6,556.00 $4,256.40 $30,758.00  $21,282.00
Shop Door $3,553.00 $3,692.00 $962.00  $923.00 $4,515.00 $4,615.00
Holdrege
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $250,000.00 $251,223.89 $93,029.00 $87,636.66 $343,029.00 $338,860.55 $251,223.89
Hooker County
COMPLETED
Nursing Home Boiler, Windows & Doors $47,200.00  $49,820.41 $11,800.00 $12,455.11 $59,000.00  $62,275.52 $49,820.41
Humboldt
COMPLETED
Nursing Home Lighting, Windows & Doors, HVAC $54,488.42  $57,761.59 $13,622.11 $14,440.40 $68,110.53  $72,201.99 $126,828.77
Library Windows $4,210.53 $4,832.30 $1,052.63 $1,208.07 $5,263.16 $6,040.37
City Hall Windows & Door $5,473.68 $4,743.38 $1,368.42 $1,185.85 $6,842.10 $5,929.23
City Auditorium Windows $13,952.56
 $59,491.50 $3,488.16 $14,872.87 $17,440.72  $74,364.37
Kimball
COMPLETED
City Hall HVAC, Doors & Windows $53,716.74  $51,316.75 $13,429.19 $12,829.18 $67,145.93  $64,145.93 $51,316.75
La Vista
COMPLETED
Traffic Signals $40,154.00  $39,915.26 $10,039.00 $9,978.81 $50,193.00  $49,894.07 $39,915.26
Lexington
COMPLETED
Opportunity Center Roof & Insulation $250,000.00 $251,497.79 $102,500.00 $101,002.21 $352,500.00 $352,500.00 $251,497.79
Malmo
COMPLETED
Well House Windows & Doors $1,920.00 $1,892.00 $480.00  $473.00 $2,400.00 $2,365.00 $1,892.00
McCook
COMPLETED
Library Boiler & Chiller $64,400.00 $103,200.00 $16,100.00 $25,800.00 $80,500.00 $129,000.00 $119,440.00
City Shop Insulation, & Windows $20,326.00  $16,240.00 $5,081.00 $4,060.00 $25,407.00  $20,300.00
McCool Junction
COMPLETED
Village Hall HVAC, Doors & Windows $19,846.40  $20,538.94 $4,961.60 $5,134.74 $24,808.00  $25,673.68 $20,538.94
Mead
COMPLETED
Community Bldg. HVAC & Lighting $19,060.80
 $18,662.40 $4,765.20 $5,012.80 $23,826.00  $23,675.20 $18,662.40
Mitchell
COMPLETED
City Office HVAC & Insulation $80,000.00 $104,915.20 $25,000.00 $26,228.80 $105,000.00 $131,144.00 $104,915.20
Mullen
COMPLETED
Village Office windows & Insulation, South Well House windows & Insulation, Cleveland Street Well House windows, Door & Insulation, Yard Well House windows, Door & Insulation $0.00 $5,320.50 $0.00 $1,330.13 $0.00 $6,650.63 $5,320.50
Street Lighting $5,959.52 $0.00 $1,489.88 $0.00 $7,449.40 $0.00
Nebraska City
COMPLETED
City Hall Lighting, HVAC, & Windows $17,723.40  $17,158.10 $4,430.60 $4,289.52 $22,154.00  $21,447.62 $93,494.40
Public Restroom A/C $4,035.20 $0.00 $1,008.80 $0.00 $5,044.00 $0.00
Public Properties HVAC $4,154.40 $4,076.56 $1,038.60 $1,019.14 $5,193.00 $5,095.70
Wastewater Treatment Plant HVAC $9,527.20 $9,527.20 $2,381.80 $2,381.80 $11,909.00  $11,909.00
Street Lighting $66,464.80  $62,732.54 $16,616.20 $15,683.13 $83,081.00  $78,415.67
Nelson
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $5,364.00 $5,151.80 $1,341.00 $1,287.95 $6,705.00
$6,439.75 $23,754.84
City/Fire Hall Lighting $7,012.00
$6,887.84 $1,753.00 $1,721.96 $8,765.00 $8,609.80
City Auditorium Lighting & Exit Signs $5,848.00
$8,685.28 $1,463.00 $2,171.32 $7,311.00  $10,856.60
City Library Lighting $3,623.00
$3,029.92 $906.00  $757.48 $4,529.00 $3,787.40
Nemaha County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse Lighting & Windows $133,326.32
$133,326.32 $33,331.57
$33,331.57 $166,657.89
$166,657.89 $137,074.53
Law Enforcement Lighting & Exit Signs $2,510.32
$2,510.32 $627.58
 $627.58 $3,137.90
$3,137.90
HHS Building Lighting $1,237.89
$1,237.89 $309.47
 $309.47 $1,547.36
$1,547.36
Ogallala
COMPLETED
City Hall HVAC, Windows, & Insulation $21,110.08  $21,497.72 $5,277.52 $5,374.43 $26,387.60  $26,872.15 $93,103.75
Fire Hall Lighting $3,067.87 $9,261.03 $766.97 $2,315.26 $3,834.84  $11,576.29
Library Lighting $15,998.50 $9,173.86 $3,999.62 $2,293.47 $19,998.12  $11,467.33
Water Department HVAC, Lighting, & Insulation $41,782.11  $53,171.14 $10,445.53 $13,292.79 $52,227.64  $66,463.93
Orleans
COMPLETED
Fire Hall Furnace, Insulation, & Lighting $20,340.00  $20,268.00 $5,085.00 $5,067.00 $25,425.00  $25,335.00 $20,268.00
Osceola
COMPLETED
City Shop HVAC, Lighting, & Door $7,200.00 $6,867.10 $1,800.00 $1,716.77 $9,000.00 $8,583.87 $7,283.80
Fire Hall Lighting $1,920.00 $416.70 $480.00  $104.18 $2,400.00 $520.88
Otoe County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Boilers $101,053.00  $97,208.74 $25,263.00 $24,302.18 $126,316.00 $121,510.92 $97,208.74
Pawnee County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Lighting $2,442.11 $2,502.10 $610.53  $625.53 $3,052.64 $3,127.63 $5,349.97
Maintenance Building Lighting $2,557.47 $2,847.87 $639.37  $711.97 $3,196.84 $3,559.84
Paxton
COMPLETED
Community Center Bldg. HVAC, Windows & Doors, Insulation $14,554.00  $18,392.00 $3,639.00 $4,598.00 $18,193.00  $22,990.00 $18,392.00
Perkins County
COMPLETED
County Hospital Lighting, Windows & Doors $230,832.00 $253,596.07 $57,708.00 $203,389.23 $288,540.00 $456,985.30 $253,596.07
Petersburg
COMPLETED
Fire Hall Door & Insulation $7,670.27
$7,598.94 $1,917.57 $1,899.74 $9,587.84 $9,498.68 $20,854.81
Maintenance Building Windows, Overhead Door, & Insulation $13,543.36
 $13,255.87 $3,385.84 $3,313.97 $16,929.20  $16,569.84
Phelps County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Lighting & Windows $53,815.64  $54,392.00 $13,453.60 $13,597.99 $67,269.24  $67,989.99 $54,392.00
Pilger
COMPLETED
Village Clerk's Office HVAC & Lighting $4,349.50 $4,349.50 $1,087.38 $1,087.38 $5,436.88 $5,436.88 $47,847.71
Library Lighting & Exit Signs $896.26 $896.26 $224.06  $224.06 $1,120.32 $1,120.32
Fire Hall Lighting $1,448.99 $2,353.30 $362.25  $588.33 $1,811.24 $2,941.63
Filter Plant Lighting $425.52 $425.52 $106.38  $106.38 $531.90 $531.90
Street Lighting $29,522.81  $39,823.13 $9,017.15 $9,955.78 $38,539.96  $49,778.91
Polk
COMPLETED
Housing Authority Apts. HVAC Lighting & Storm Doors; Village Office Lighting, Village Work Shop and Equipment Garage Lighting, Library Lighting, Post Office Building Lighting, Street Lights and Park Lights $67,536.00  $60,619.19 $16,884.00 $17,008.78 $84,420.00  $77,627.97 $60,619.19
Potter
COMPLETED
Municipal Building Insulation, Heaters, & Lighting $28,455.20  $30,836.86 $7,113.80 $7,709.22 $35,569.00  $38,546.08 $30,836.86
Prague
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $46,579.20  $44,129.34 $11,644.80 $11,032.34 $58,224.00  $55,161.68 $44,129.34
Randolph
Grant Declined
Cultural Center Windows
Grant Declined
$8,560.00
$0.00 $2,140.00 $0.00 $10,700.00 $0.00 $0.00
Red Willow County
COMPLETED
Nursing Home HVAC $250,000.00 $259,852.80 $507,900.00 $514,395.33 $757,900.00 $774,248.13 $259,852.80
Rock County
COMPLETED
County Hospital Windows, HVAC, Water Heater, Lighting $162,937.00 $177,148.00 $54,313.00 $44,287.00 $217,250.00 $221,435.00 $177,148.00
Saline County
COMPLETED
County Courthouse Boiler & Windows

$249,972.00

$256,642.93 $395,950.00 $352,063.29 $645,922.00 $608,706.22 $256,642.93
Scribner
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $225,189.00 $226,459.34 $56,297.00 $56,614.83 $281,486.00 $283,074.17 $226,459.34
Seward
COMPLETED
Wastewater Treatment Plant Roof & Insulation, HVAC, Windows, Man Doors, Overhead Doors, Lighting, Digester $185,467.38 $200,008.91 $256,121.62 $192,151.77 $441,589.00 $392,160.68 $253,640.55
City Hall Lighting, Window Sealing, & Insulation $12,207.00 $6,153.60 $5,679.00 $1,538.40 $17,886.00 $7,692.00
Various Building Lights $49,234.00  $47,478.04 $22,120.00 $11,869.51 $71,354.00  $59,347.55
Shelton
COMPLETED
Offices/Community Bldg. Windows & HVAC $16,873.65
 $17,111.52 $4,218.42 $4,606.48 $21,092.07  $21,718.00 $35,900.34
Health Center Windows & HVAC $18,893.52
 $18,788.82 $4,723.38 $4,697.21 $23,616.90  $23,486.03
Sherman County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Windows and Doors $79,070.00  $77,372.00 $19,767.00 $19,343.00 $98,837.00  $96,715.00 $77,372.00
Silver Creek
COMPLETED
Fire Station Windows & Doors, Insulation, Ceiling, and Lights $52,793.60  $63,883.50 $13,198.40 $15,970.87 $65,992.00  $79,854.37 $63,883.50
South Sioux City
COMPLETED
Badger Building Lighting & Insulation $227,158.00 $242,279.61 $80,853.00 $145,132.39 $308,011.00 $387,412.00 $252,477.61
Public Works Lighting $9,204.00 $2,165.00 $3,276.00  $771.00 $12,480.00 $2,936.00
Fire House North Lighting $2,532.00 $1,454.00 $901.00  $518.00 $3,433.00 $1,972.00
Fire House South Lighting $344.00 $851.00 $122.00  $303.00 $466.00 $1,154.00
Riverview Facility Lighting $8,231.00 $1,558.00 $2,929.00  $554.00 $11,160.00 $2,112.00
Maintenance Shop Lighting $465.00 $1,916.36 $165.00  $681.52 $630.00 $2,597.88
Sign & Bus Shop Lighting  $860.00 $635.00 $306.00  $226.00 $1,166.00 $861.00
Gas Shop Lighting & T-stats $238.00 $440.64 $85.00  $156.48 $323.00 $597.12
Water Shop Lighting $968.00 $1,178.00 $345.00  $471.00 $1,313.00 $1,649.00
Springfield
COMPLETED
City Hall Windows & HVAC $27,200.00  $27,048.00 $6,800.00 $6,762.00 $34,000.00  $33,810.00 $27,048.00
Stromsburg
COMPLETED
Fire Hall Insulation $18,880.00
 $19,244.55 $4,720.00 $4,811.13 $23,600.00  $24,055.68 $29,400.58
Senior Center Windows $10,400.00  $10,156.03 $2,600.00 $2,539.01 $13,000.00  $12,695.04
Superior
COMPLETED
Street Lighting, Building Windows, Insulation, & Lighting $246,240.00 $228,036.30 $61,560.00 $57,009.07 $307,800.00 $285,045.37 $228,036.30
Tecumseh
COMPLETED
Community Center Lighting, Furnaces, Pump and Controls, Store Front Windows, Door & Insulation $74,527.00
 $87,578.44 $31,940.00 $21,894.61 $106,467.00 $109,473.05 $237,281.75
Street Lighting $149,563.00 $149,703.31 $37,391.00 $37,425.83 $186,954.00 $187,129.14
Utica
COMPLETED
Village Shop Door $3,200.00 $3,344.07 $800.00  $836.02

$4,000.00

$4,180.09 $3,344.07
Valentine
COMPLETED
Community Center/Gymnasium Lighting, Windows, Doors, & Boiler Steam Traps $174,400.00 $169,720.59 $43,600.00 $42,430.15 $218,000.00 $212,150.74 $169,720.59
Verdigre
COMPLETED
Village Office HVAC, Windows, Lighting & Insulation $10,000.00 $7,944.84 $2,515.00 $1,986.25 $12,515.00 $9,931.09 $7,944.84
Wahoo
COMPLETED
City Hall and Wahoo Civic Center Complex Facilities Heat Pumps and Lighting $78,800.00  $63,384.00 $19,700.00 $15,846.00 $98,500.00  $79,230.00 $63,384.00
Wakefield
COMPLETED
City Hall HVAC $3,748.00 $5,194.56 $937.00 $1,298.65 $4,685.00 $6,493.21 $11,892.79
Fire Hall HVAC

$5,152.00

$6,698.23 $1,288.00 $1,674.56 $6,440.00 $8,372.79
Walthill
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $132,846.00  $91,151.98 $33,211.00
$22,788.00 $166,057.00 $113,939.98 $110,763.06
Village Office Bldg. Windows, door & Weather Stripping $7,662.40  $19,611.08 $1,915.60
$4,902.77 $9,578.00  $24,513.85
Waverly
COMPLETED
Public Works Bldg. Insulation, Windows, Lighting, Weatherstripping, and 1.6 Kilowatt Photovoltaic System $35,641.60  $35,634.97 $8,910.40 $8,908.74 $44,552.00  $44,543.71 $35,634.97
Wayne
COMPLETED
Municipal Power Plant Cooling Tower $250,000.00 $263,697.65 $383,596.00 $696,304.36 $633,596.00 $960,002.01 $263,697.65
Wilber
COMPLETED
Street Lighting $122,145.40  $79,448.87 $30,536.60 $19,862.22 $152,682.00  $99,311.09 $79,448.87
York County
COMPLETED
Courthouse Boiler & Lighting, County Area Aging Office & County Historical Office $158,611.00 $132,641.01 $52,870.00 $33,160.27 $211,481.00 $165,801.28 $141,474.55
 Supervisor’s Office Lighting $5,255.00 $3,701.81 $1,751.00  $925.45 $7,006.00 $4,627.26
Maintenance Shop/Quonset Bldg/Morton Bldg Lighting

$4,618.00

$5,131.73 $1,538.00 $1,282.93 $6,156.00 $6,414.66
  Totals:

$8,820,010.91

 $8,834,843.54

$3,978,431.01

 $4,456,548.78

$12,798,441.92

$13,291,392.32  $8,834,843.54
State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program

In August 2009, the Energy Office submitted a pre-application under the Recovery Act’s State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program. In October 2009, the agency submitted a plan that detailed how the state would implement an appliance rebate program. On December 14, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy approved the plan for $1.711 million and $205,320 in state matching funds.

The program was structured to provide rebate claims after an eligible appliance had been purchased from six appliance categories: dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, heat pumps, furnaces and central air conditioners. Rebates ranged from $100 to $250 for each appliance with a limit of two per household.

In May 2010, the agency selected a contractor to assist the agency in providing information to consumers and sellers, verifying rebate claims and issuing payment to Nebraskans.

On July 6, 2010 the Nebraska Appliance Rebate program opened. By noon on July 10, 2010 all rebate funds had been obligated, pending submission of documentation by the purchasers. By December 31, 2010, a total of 9,019 rebates had been approved and payment issued in the following categories:

  • Air source heat pumps 159
  • Central air conditioners 89
  • Clothes washers 2,251
  • Dishwashers 2,725
  • Furnaces 334
  • Refrigerators 3,461

As of December 31, 2010, all federal funds had been spent and this program was closed in February 2011.

 
 

Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency

 

Under the Recovery Act, the Energy Office received $363,635 over three years to strengthen and expand state and local government energy assurance planning and resiliency efforts by incorporating response actions for new energy portfolios and Smart Grid applications and build in-house state and local government energy assurance expertise.

During the reporting period, the Energy Office and its contractor continued development of the State Energy Assurance Plan. The Assurance Plan will include primary state energy use, information pertaining to vulnerability and risk and identification of impending energy problems. The Assurance Plan was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy in February 2011 and received approval of the Plan in April 2011.

The Energy Office hosted three roundtables with stakeholders during the reporting period.  The Energy acquired feedback from the energy industry to build energy assurance awareness.

The Energy Office prepared the State of Nebraska Energy Supply Tracking Process and Energy Supply Disruption Tracking Process and submitted the document to the U.S. Department of Energy in August 2010. The document outlines a process for tracking the duration, response, restoration and recovery time of energy supply disruption events.

In September 2010, the Energy Office hosted a winter fuels summit to discuss fuel supply and energy assurance for the upcoming winter.  Also in September, the Energy Office and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency conducted a statewide exercise focused on an earthquake causing a pipeline leak and included players from state agencies, local governments and industry and federal partners.

Under this activity are two contracts: $244,995 with AMEC Earth and Environmental and $10,000 with Nebraska Emergency Management. As of December 1, 2012, $346,551.90 out of $363,635 had been spent. The balance of $17,083.10 was returned to the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

  2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Adoption, Training and Compliance
 

On September 30, 2010, the Energy Office submitted a competitive proposal for Recovery Act Building Energy Code funding to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Under the proposal, the Energy Office would perform a number of tasks related to increasing the state’s building energy codes:

  • Assess code compliance,
  • Measure the economic value of code compliance,
  • Gather information on current building codes in comparison to Nebraska,
  • Provide code training to professionals, builders and code officials and
  • Develop code compliance strategies.

Under this U.S. Department of Energy funded award, the agency was able to further a number of building energy code tasks including an evaluation of existing code compliance, providing for training opportunities for Nebraska target groups, conducting an assessment of current code practices and knowledge and developing strategies for enforcement and adoption of codes.

As a part of this activity, nearly 700 professionals attended 11 workshops on aspects of the new 2009 IECC and ASHRAE code updates; hundreds of 2009 IECC code books were distributed for free; and 100 recently built homes across the state were assessed for code compliance.

This competitive cooperative agreement from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for $276,451 was received in November 2010 and completed by June 30, 2011.

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