Clean Tennessee Energy Grant
Congratulations, to Union County on your newest grant from The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Thank you, Mayor Williams for allowing me to celebrate with you today. The Clean Tennessee Energy Grant will help your community reduce costs, increase savings, waste less energy and promote clean air. These grants continue to make Tennessee a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Our department has had the privilege of providing Clean Tennessee Energy Grants for the past five years. We have been able to make an impact in 74 counties with over 110 grants totaling over $11.7 million. This program provides financial assistance to municipal governments, county governments, and utility districts. All awarded projects have demonstrated a plan to reduce air emissions, improve energy efficiency and create cost savings.
This last round we were able to focus our efforts on providing grant funds to communities that have not received support before or are identified as distressed by the Department of Economic and Community Development.
We were able to fund 24 more entities with over $1.9 million in funding for more cost-effective lighting systems to efficient heating and air units, these awards will enhance service to customers while minimizing operating costs for these entities, thus saving taxpayer dollars.