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Verbatim: Energy efficiency grants awarded

Statement issued Tuesday (northeast Indiana recipients in bold):

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) have been awarded to 50 small businesses, health care facilities, institutions for higher education, and non profit agencies for energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. A total of $2.85 million was awarded for energy efficiency upgrades to existing structures. Grantees were selected through a competitive application process.

"Sometimes the cost of energy efficiency can seem too much for smaller companies, health care facilities, colleges, and universities or non profit agencies already struggling in these economic times, "said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. "These grants can be a bridge from short term financial issues to important long term energy savings."

A total of 105 applications were received in the second round, with a total request of $5.97 million. Applicants could seek funding up to $100,000 with a 50 percent local match. Lt. Governor Skillman will preside over an award ceremony for grantees to be held at 10:00am on July 1, 2010 in the North Atrium of the Indiana State House.

The EECBG program is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and administered in Indiana by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED). Small businesses with l00 employees or less, colleges and universities, non profit agencies and health care facilities were all eligible to apply for these grants.

The grantees are:

Name, County, Grant Amt

Advanced Engineering, Inc., Huntington, $21,294.25

Ball Memorial Hospital, Inc., Delaware, $100,000.00

Ball State University, Delaware, $60,000.00

BCW Diversified, Inc, Madison, $85,144.00

Bethel College, St. Joseph, $97,233.00

Blue Jeans Center, Knox, $35,000.00

Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Marion, $16,840.35

Butler University, Marion, $100,000.00

Clark Memorial Hospital, Clark, $100,000.00

Coal Creek Fire & Rescue Inc., Montgomery, $27,131.29

Consolidated Recycling Co., Inc., Perry, $57,401.00

Custom Coating, Inc., DeKalb, $13,870.58

Darling Street Apartments, LLC, Steuben, $29,599.50

Daviess County Economic Development Foundation, Daviess, $35,400.00

Davis Custom Woodwork, Sullivan, $18,105.00

Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc., Marion, $100,000.00

Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc., Marion, $34,782.33

Evansville ARC, Vanderburgh, $100,000.00

Eye Specialists of Indiana, Marion, $42,987.50

Foundation for Youth of Bartholomew County, Inc., Bartholomew, $15,000.00

Franklin College, Johnson, $64,251.76

Gibault, Inc., Vigo, $28,454.47

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, Elkhart, $15,610.00

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, Howard, $100,000.00

Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Vanderburgh, $100,000.00

Hancock Wellness Center, Hancock, $12,914.00

Holland Colours Americas Inc., Wayne, $49,547.50

IMA, Marion, $92,674.00

Indiana Black Expo, Inc., Marion, $40,113.00

Indiana Community Action Association, Marion, $14,875.00

Indiana Tech (Indiana Institute of Technology), Allen, $46,884.00

Indiana Wesleyan University, Grant, $85,790.00

Interstate Cold Storage, Inc., Allen, $100,000.00

Jay Community Center, Jay, $14,003.47

Jay-Randolph Developmental Services, Inc., Jay, $20,969.20

Kingsway Christian Church, Hendricks, $88,132.50

Midwest Training Center, Lake, $21,536.84

Opportunity Enterprises, Inc., Porter, $83,500.00

Pace Community Action Agency, Inc., Knox

$22,240.00

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc., Delaware, $100,000.00

940 Marr Road, LLP, Vanderburgh, $57,625.00

Southside Animal Shelter, Marion, $10,306.00

St Michael School, Lake, $75,062.50

Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan, $43,326.50

Taylor University, Grant, $24,680.50

The Salvation Army New Albany IN, Floyd, $100,000.00

Tipton Hospital Incorporated, Tipton, $100,000.00

Trine University Incorporated, Steuben, $100,000.00

Tumbling Express, Inc., Daviess, $22,986.00

Vincennes University, Knox, $82,458.00

The purpose of the Indiana EECBG Program is to assist eligible entities in creating and implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and reduce energy costs through efficiency improvements and create new jobs and increased productivity to spur economic growth and community development.

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The Office of Energy Development (OED) was created in December 2005 as an extension of the Indiana energy office. Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, OED is responsible for the state's energy policy. For more information visit www.energy.in.gov or follow OED on twitter, IndianaEnergy.

For updates from the Lt. Governor and the agencies she oversees, please sign up at www.in.gov/lg/

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