(NASHVILLE, TN), December 12, 2011 – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced today that the city of Munford will receive $100,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds. Munford will use the funds for energy efficient HVAC units and lighting at two city buildings and for LED traffic lights.
“This grant is especially needed this year as the weather puts a strain on city budgets to keep up with utility costs,” said Senator Norris. “These funds will help us be ready for any future needs by improving energy efficiency in our public buildings which are paid for by local taxpayers. I congratulate our local officials for helping to secure these funds.”
The energy efficiency grants enable communities to implement cost-effective strategies which reduce total energy expenses and save taxpayer money through improved energy efficiency in buildings and transportation systems according to the Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant was received in a competitive process with applications being scored on the local government’s overall conservation strategy, project feasibility, readiness to proceed, community impact, partnerships and the ability to extend funding impact beyond a one-time use.