SAINT PAUL – With a focus on sustainability, Mayor Chris Coleman announced the ten recipients of the 2010 Energy Challenge Grants Wednesday. The non-profit organizations will receive grants averaging $5,000 to provide Saint Paul residents with training and education on reducing their energy use and green house gas emissions.
“These grants allow non-profits to help residents save money and conserve energy. I am proud of the steps we have taken in recent years to improve building efficiency, energy production and our environment, and this initiative furthers Saint Paul as a national leader in environmental sustainability,” Mayor Coleman said.
To fund these initiatives, the City is utilizing $50,000 in federal stimulus funds provided through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.
The Sustainable Saint Paul Energy Challenge Grant recipients are:
• Dayton’s Bluff Community Council;
• District 2 Community Council;
• District 6 Community Council;
• East Side Neighborhood Development Company;
• Hamline-Midway Coalition;
• Payne Phalen District Five Planning Council;
• St. Anthony Park Community Council;
• Summit-University Planning Council;
• Union Park District Council; and
• West Side Citizens Organization
The grant-funded projects are expected to begin immediately and must be completed by June 30, 2011.