Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wisconsin Receives $15M Clean Cities Grant

So, Wisconsin has been awarded an ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) grant of $15M for a clean transportation program.

Does anybody know the details?
Have the specific projects been selected? Could the city of Monona or local businesses apply for the funds to acquire (another) green car? (By the way, did you know the city of Monona had at least one CNG vehicle way back in the early 1990's? Yep, under Mayor Dick Lichtfeld - during my first go-round on the city council - the city administrator, Kevin Brunner, instituted the program for a few years.)

CNG stands for compressed natural gas.

From US DOE:

State of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program.
The project will deploy 502 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles through 119 public and private fleets throughout the state. The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG). DOE estimates that the initiative will help displace 1.6 million gallons of petroleum annually.
Total DOE award: $15,000,000

Repeat: Does anybody know how (or whether) the city or area businesses could apply? Or is it already a done deal?

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