Menendez Announces $1.6 Million For NJ Municipalities From Latest Round Of His Energy Efficiency Program

Menendez Announces $1.6 Million For NJ Municipalities From Latest Round Of His Energy Efficiency Program

Hamilton, Pert Amboy, Teaneck, Fort Lee, Pennsauken, and Galloway to receive funding

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced a total of $1,646,100 in funding for six New Jersey municipalities from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, which he created as part of energy legislation in 2007 and fought to fund while crafting the economic recovery package. The EECBG program provides municipalities and counties with the resources to support energy-saving initiatives and improve energy efficiency in transportation, buildings, and other sectors. A total of $73 million will be delivered to New Jersey cities, towns and counties through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The funding announce in this round will be distributed as follows:

· Township of Hamilton -- $835,300
· Perth Amboy -- $196,200
· Township of Teaneck -- $160,700
· Borough of Fort Lee -- $155,100
· Township of Pennsauken -- $154,900
· Township of Galloway -- $143,900

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"The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program is an important part of our economic recovery, while helping lay the foundation for long term economic security and a green energy future." said Senator Menendez.. "These investments help put families back to work, reduce energy costs, cut emissions, and provide local tax relief . I am proud to have created this program, because this is the type of investment that has a direct and immediate impact on New Jersey families and moves us towards a strong 21st Century economy. "

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