Gov. Ivey awards grants for upgrades to lower energy costs

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Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2 million to help a dozen local governments and schools, nonprofit groups and others help save money by cutting energy usage.

The State Energy Program helps qualified organizations and groups lower energy costs by making energy-efficient improvements in buildings and operations. The grants will help replace outdated heating, cooling and lighting with more modern and efficient equipment that is less expensive to use.

“It just makes good sense to conserve funds by converting to more energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting equipment,” Ivey said. “I applaud these schools, local governments and other organizations who are investing in modern equipment and techniques to ensure that they are spending wisely.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Energy. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.

“Those who invest in these energy upgrades are making wise and prudent decisions that will pay dividends well into the future,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to join Gov. Ivey in assisting these groups and organizations with reducing their costs.”

Catalyst Community Church in Gadsden was awarded $156,000 to install energy-efficient LED lighting and heating and air-conditioning upgrades.

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