| A $338,000 Grant...
Nebraska Energy Office Receives U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program Grant
In June 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a grant award of $338,000 to the Nebraska Energy Office for work performed under the State Energy Program.
The Nebraska Energy Office matches this grant with state funds from oil and natural gas severance taxes. These funds are used to provide energy efficiency services to consumers and other small energy users, and include the publication of the Nebraska Energy Office Annual Report and the Nebraska Energy Quarterly newsletter as well as maintenance of the state’s energy statistics database and agency web site.
These funds also provide program support for a wide array of activities that include energy shortage management and emergency preparedness, education and information, Dollar and Energy Saving Loans, residential and commercial building energy efficiency and management of competitive federally-funded State Energy Program Special Projects grants secured by the agency.
Nationally, the federal energy agency awarded $34.6 million to 24 states, five territories and the District of Columbia to improve energy efficiency throughout the nation. The State Energy Program provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.