Washington, DC — Congresswoman Nita Lowey
(D-Westchester/Rockland) announced that Westchester and Rockland Counties and
local municipalities will receive more than $9.3 million in federal funding
through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to undertake projects that
reduce energy use and emissions and to improve energy efficiency.
Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to provide critical federal funds to
our local communities,” said Lowey. “Reducing energy use and emissions
and improving energy efficiency will help eliminate our dependence on foreign
oil, decrease government costs, and protect our environment.”
The federal government
has allocated the following amounts to Westchester
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program,
funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will provide formula
grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and
improve energy efficiency nationwide.