Fayette Regional Foundation was recently named as a recipient of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) funds for upgrade and retrofit projects to public facilities.

A total of ten have been added to the EECBG program that provides grants to small businesses, health care facilities, higher education and non profit organizations. The ten are being added to a list of 50 announced earlier this month. The additional grantees are:

CountyGrant Amount
Deaconess Hospital, Inc.Vanderburgh$100,000.00
Fayette Regional Health SystemFayette$32,250.20
Castleton United Methodist Church, Inc.Marion$37,750.00
Mt. Zion AcademyMarion$74,325.00
Floyd MemorialFloyd$99,341.00
Horlander Enterprises, Inc.Clark$11,419.82
Hammond Development CorporationLake$99,000.00
Edgewater Systems for Balanced LivingLake$100,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast IndianaAllen$27,621.00
Back to Health Wellness CenterLaPorte$28,500.00

The additional funding brings the total amount of EECBG second round funding to $5.7 million, and the small business program to $3.6 million. Both EECBG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and administered in Indiana by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED). Cities and towns less than 35,000 in population, and counties with populations of 200,000 or less were eligible to apply for these grants.

The purpose of the Indiana EECBG Program is to assist eligible entities in creating and implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and reduce energy costs through efficiency improvements and create new jobs and increased productivity to spur economic growth and community development.

Representatives from Fayette Regional Health System accepted the award from Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman. Pictured left to right: Doug Fischesser, Fayette Regional Foundation Director; Tammy Halpin, Environmental Services Team Leader; Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman; Jennie Wellman, Plant Operations Team Advisor.