Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program is a newly established program authorized by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140) and funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Pub. L. 111-5). The program provides grants to states, territories, local governments and Native American tribal governments to fund programs that reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions and increase energy efficiency. The information collected will be used to track the recipients' activities, their progress in achieving program objectives, and funds expended (including expenditure rates). The information will also enable DOE to provide timely information on program activities and accomplishments to OMB, Congress and the public. The President's pledge of transparency and accountability in the expenditure of ARRA funds makes this information especially important.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Public Law 110-140.