ARRA FUNDS IN ECD
The State of Tennessee is projected to receive approximately $4.5 billion over the next two years to help speed the economic recovery, create and save jobs, and provide services to those affected by these tough times.
ECD will be overseeing a portion of the funds in the areas listed below. Click on the links for more information and the latest plans and reports. Click here to view ECD's latest ARRA reports.
|Program||Federal Agency||Description||Tennessee Amount|
|State Energy Program||U.S. Dept. of Energy|| Tennessee will use its SEP funds to establish the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, consisting of two initiatives: the Tennessee Solar Institute and the West Tennessee Solar Farm.
|Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants||U.S. Dept. of Energy|| Tennessee will use funding to assist small- and medium-sized cities and counties to conserve energy and reduce fossil fuel emissions.
(ECD administering $13,818,200)
|Energy Star Appliance Rebate||U.S. Dept. of Energy|| This project provides federal support for state-level rebate programs for consumer purchases of new ENERGY STAR® qualified home appliances.
|Community Development Block Grants||U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development|| The CDBG program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income.
(ECD administering $7,095,627)
State of Tennessee Recovery Act Web Site
Department of Energy ARRA site
Department of Housing and Urban Development ARRA site
Department of Agriculture ARRA site
ARRA Energy Fact Sheet
National Governor's Association ARRA Resource Center
Full Text of the ARRA
Recovery Act Grant Opportunities
Tennessee Recovery Act News
FREQUENTLY USED ACRONYMS
ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
SEP – State Energy Program
EECBG – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
CDBG – Community Development Block Grants
ECD – Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development
DOE – U.S. Department of Energy
BERO - ECD's Business Enterprise Resource Office