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Bainbridge awarded $115,000 in EECBG

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BAINBRIDGE -- The Town of Bainbridge has received two Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants in the amounts of $54,081 for building lighting retrofits and $61,270 for traffic light and streetlight LED retrofits.

These funds will be used for building lighting retrofits in the town as well as for lighting for both the Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department and the North Putnam Community School Corporation. The second grant will be used to replace all the streetlights in Bainbridge.

Town Clerk Jason Hartman said the town has named the North Putnam School Corporation and fire department as sub recipients.

"The Fire department will receive $3,843 for replacing lighting in the fire department building and North Putnam Schools will receive $38,607 to replace the gym lights at both elementary schools as well as the high school and middle school gyms," said Hartman.

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced the 58 grant awards recently. Bainbridge is one of 47 towns, cities or counties to receive a grant.

A total of $5.09 million was awarded for upgrades including LED traffic and street light conversion, building lighting upgrades, HVAC and insulation retrofits, retrofitting pumps at wastewater treatment facilities, and installing energy management systems.

The communities were selected for the grants through a competitive applicant process.

"The high level of competition for these grants show Hoosier communities are serious about efficiency," said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. "The payback for residents and all of Indiana is reasonable energy costs and less dependence on foreign sources of energy."

A total of 220 applications were received in the second round, with a total request of $19 million. Bainbridge was awarded grants in both the first and second rounds.

Members of Bainbridge involved in the project have been invited to the Indiana State House on June 22 for an award ceremony.

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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well npgrad if you could understand the article it says the 61000 is to replace the stop light and all the street lights get yuor facts straight before you accuse someone.

-- Posted by country182 on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 12:15 PM

Its pretty good that Bainbridge can get all this grant money but they can't help the residents of the town when they can't pay their utility bills.

-- Posted by birdee53 on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 3:29 PM

How about a big Thank you to Jason and the others involved in the grant application process. As the article states this is 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.

Anyone who has every gone through a grant application knows just how much time and energy it took to gain this funding for Bainbridge. My hat is off to you all for your hard work.

-- Posted by N. Putnam resident on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 11:23 PM

Hats off to Jason Hartman and all who helped make this grant possible for Bainbridge! You do ALOT and a great job, too!!!! (don't pay attention to the negative comments! They obviously don't live here or they would know better)

-- Posted by John3:16 on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 1:37 PM

Also, regarding help with utility bills....check with your township trustee for help with this. And I personally know of residents and churches in this area who have been VERY giving and generous to kindly help out many residents with utility bills!

-- Posted by John3:16 on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 1:40 PM


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