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Stimulus provides $54.8M in tribal energy grants
Friday, March 27, 2009
Filed Under: Environment

The Energy Department is $54.8 million to tribes for energy efficiency improvements in Indian Country.

The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be used to help tribes with projects that reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions and improve energy efficiency.

"These investments will save taxpayer dollars and create jobs in communities around the country,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “Local leaders will have the flexibility in how they put these resources to work – but we will hold them accountable for making the investments quickly and wisely to spur the local economy and cut energy use.”

A breakdown of funding by tribe, local and state government can be found at http://www.energy.gov/recovery.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
H.R.1 | S.1

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