The Wyoming State Energy Program, which is managed by the Wyoming Energy Authority, announced the successful grantees for the 2020 program year.
Grants will be provided to 10 K-12 schools, 14 local governments, and eight small businesses. A total of $589,193 will be spent by the grant program with an additional $41,306spent by the grantees with a required cost match. This program is expected to provide $630,499 of economic activity and impacts 15 counties.
“We saw incredible interest in the State Energy Program grant opportunities this year, and are proud to be able to fund a majority of requests” said Dr. Glen Murrell, Wyoming Energy Authority Executive Director. “During these economic times, it’s important to ensure that every dollar is stretched as far as possible. This program provides opportunities for grant recipients to reduce their energy consumption which reduces their energy bills.”
Wyoming’s State Energy Program is funded through a formula grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Grants operate on an annual cycle. Announcements on 2021 programs and funding levels will be made in spring 2021.
Local Government Energy Retrofit Grants
The Local Government Retrofit grants are available to local governments looking to complete any of the Wyoming Energy Authority’s State Energy Program approved energy efficiency retrofits. The maximum grant amount is $25,000 and there is a 10% required cash match.
- City of Lander
- Town of Dubois
- Town of Shoshoni
K-12 Schools Lighting Grants
The K-12 school grants are available to any public school in Wyoming that is looking to retrofit current lighting systems to more energy-efficient systems. The maximum grant amount is $25,000 and there is no required cash match.
- Fremont County #2
- Fremont County #24
- Fremont County #6
A full list of grantees is available here.