The City of West Palm Beach is committed to improving its energy efficiency and conservation strategies, as well as stimulating the local economy. One way the City is pursing these goals is through various grant programs.
U.S. Department of Energy, EECBG: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program is designed to assist U.S. cities, counties, states, territories and Indian tribes in implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, reduce total energy use and improve overall energy efficiency in the transportation, building and other sectors. In September of 2009, the DOE EECBG program awarded the City of West Palm Beach $1,088,000 to be used towards four project areas. For more detailed information on each project, please click on the links:
- Investment Grade Energy Audits and Implementing an Energy Performance Contract, Request For Proposal for ESCO;
- Upgrades to the City’s Waterfront Green Pavilion (http://www.wpb.org/waterfront) – Description of the Green Aspects of the Pavilion;
- Onsite Renewable Technology;
To view the City’s reporting on this grant, click the links below:
- Fourth Quarter 2009 EECBG PAGE Report
- First Quarter 2010 EECBG PAGE Report
- Second Quarter 2010 EECBG PAGE Report
- Third Quarter 2010 EECBG PAGE Report
- Fourth Quarter 2010 EECBG PAGE Report
- First Quarter 2011 EECBG PAGE Report
For more information on the DOE EECBG please click here.
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP): NSP is a component of the Community Development Block Grant established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. These grants provide another opportunity to promote sustainabile livivng in West Palm Beach. The City departments are working to ensure that subsequent community development projects are consistent with the City’s larger sustainability goals.