Energy Department Awards Grants for School Facilities

Funding program supports energy upgrades for institutions in impoverished communities.

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the first round of selections for their Renew America’s Schools grant program, distributing $178 million to 24 education agencies in 22 states.

The department received over 1,000 applications that in total requested $5.5 billion in funding for school upgrades. The majority of requests asked for basic things like HVAC improvements and adequate lighting, and 95 percent of the applicants were schools that qualify for Title 1 Schoolwide Programming, areas that primarily serve impoverished communities.

“There’s nothing more critical than investing in the health and education of our nation’s kids,” said White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu. “Because of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, 74,000 children will reap the benefits of schools that are more comfortable, energy efficient, and safe.”       

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For White House Infrastructure Coordinator Landrieu as he provides guidance on federal infrastructure investments.
  • For Secretary Jennifer Granholm to seek God’s guidance as she heads the Energy Department.
  • For U.S. energy officials to be discerning as they promote and support increases in energy efficiency.

Sources: Department of Energy


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