CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES $13.4 MILLION IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS FOR DISTRICT 30 COMMUNITIES
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the cities of Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster will receive a total of $13,443,500 in grants from the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. The money was allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February.
“Taking steps to reduce fossil fuel use and make our buildings more energy efficient is good policy. Energy efficiency is good for the environment, and it saves us money,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “Furthermore, not only will these grants benefit all of us in the long run, they will enable Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster to put people to work, giving each of these communities immediate economic benefits.”
The city of Cedar Hill will receive $176,600 in funding, the city of Dallas will receive $12,787,300, the city of DeSoto will receive $187,700, the city of Duncanville will receive $148,600 and the city of Lancaster will receive $143,300.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program funds projects that reduce energy use and improve energy efficiency. For more information about the program, please see https://www.eecbg.energy.gov/.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.