“Investment in energy-efficient infrastructure creates jobs, promotes economic development and increases our citizens’ quality of life,” said Gov. Sonny Perdue, in announcing the awards Thursday.
Cedartown will see a $125,000 influx for weatherization and for heating and air system upgrades at publicly owned buildings such as libraries, auditoriums and administrative buildings.
Other awards include:
# The city of Calhoun was awarded $297,846 for a lighting retrofit at Calhoun High School, a revolving loan fund for residential energy-efficiency projects and energy code training for city staff.
# Gordon County will get $300,000 to put a 35-acre solar cover on a county-owned abandoned landfill.
# Cedartown will see a $125,000 influx for weatherization and for heating and air system upgrades at publicly owned buildings such as libraries, auditoriums and administrative buildings.
#Floyd County will receive $300,000 for energy-efficient retrofits at the courthouse and other public buildings.
# LaFayette will receive $300,000 to retrofit the city’s wastewater treatment plant with an energy-efficient post-aeration system.
# Cartersville will get $300,000 for a revolving loan fund for city energy-efficiency retrofits and energy code training and education for city staff.
The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority received $13.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment money to distribute among small- to medium-sized communities on a competitive basis.
Out of 84 applications, GEFA funded 57 projects benefiting 64 communities. The state’s largest cities and counties received energy-efficiency stimulus money directly from the U.S. Department of Energy.