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 EECBG Program Sub-Grants to Local Governments

Grant award updates

Dec. 17, 2010: Delaware Local Governments EECBG sub-grant award information

Program Overview

The U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) has awarded the Delaware Energy Office $9.59 million for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, which is being funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). 

A total of $5.46 million in funds is available to eligible local governments through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, for three opportunities – Energy Audit Grants, Formula Grants, and Competitive Grants – as part of the federal stimulus awarded to Delaware in September 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Eligible local governments are Delaware municipalities that did not receive a direct grant under the EECBG Program from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Delaware’s three counties and ten largest municipalities received EECBG grants directly from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

The EECBG Program serves as a deployment mechanism for energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy technologies and helps eligible entities develop and implement strategies to:

  • Reduce fossil fuel emissions;
  • Reduce the total energy use;
  • Improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector, and other appropriate sectors;
  • Create and retain jobs; and 
  • Stimulate the economy.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and signed into Public Law (PL 110-140) on December 19, 2007 is funded for the first time under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The EECBG Program is administered by the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  For additional information, visit:   

Resources for Local Government Sub-grantees 

All EECBG sub-recipients, contractors and sub-contractors are required to register in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). 

• U.S. DOE guidance on use of procurement methods
• Special Terms and Conditions and Flowdown Requirements for EECBG sub-recipients and sub-contractors
• Solicit and take actions to encourage bids from Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprises (WBE) whenever they are potential sources. A list of MBE/WBE qualified contractors can be found on the Office of Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Directory

• Read our EECBG Project Getting Started Guide

Davis Bacon Act:
• "Quick Guide" compliance checklist
• US DOE Davis Bacon Guidance and "Desk Guide"
• Davis Bacon Wage Determination website
• WH-1321 Poster 
Payroll Form WH-347
• Standard Form 1413
• Whistleblower Protection Poster

Buy American:
• US DOE Buy American Provision Guidance 
• Delaware Buy American Certification Form

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):
• Waste Stream Management Plan template. Sub-grantees are required to maintain an up-to-date plan on file during the grant period.
• NEPA template

National Historic Preservation Act:
• To submit projects for Section 106 review, contact Joan Larrivee at 302-736-7400 or
• Programmatic Agreement- Exemptions from Section 106 Review

Reporting, Invoicing and Certified Payroll Collection:
• Monthly Reporting Form and Instructions
• Reporting Due Dates
• Invoicing Guide and form for grant reimbursement

Project Impacts:
• EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager
• Recovery Act Benefits Calculator

Scope of Work:
• Project Modification Request Form and Instructions
• Eligible Project Activity List

Presentations from Energy Office Workshops: 

 If you have questions, please contact Cara Lampton  or Robert Prosser at the Delaware Energy Office: 302-735-3480.

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