An Increase of $1.2 Million...

Energy Office Receives $3.21 Million in Federal Grants

Gov. Mike Johanns said the Nebraska Energy Office received five grants totaling $3.21 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, an increase of $1.03 million over similar grants received last year.

“The increase in federal funding is especially timely because of the state's budget constraints,” Gov. Johanns said. “The more than $1 million increase not only reflects concern over America's energy needs, but reflects well on Nebraska's ability to do a very good job in these areas.”

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According to the Governor, three of the five grants received were the result of a national competition for energy efficiency projects. The specifics on the five grants: