The KCC is now accepting applications for the
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

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The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has been awarded a $1.9 million Block Grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). The grant is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Under the Program, States may make subawards to local governments (counties and cities) who did not directly receive federal grants under the Program.

The KCC intends to support with this Program through subgrants to local governments to help fund projects to replace traffic signals and/or street lighting with energy efficient lighting technology with a particular focus to rural, underserved and disadvantaged communities in Kansas.

Many publicly owned facilities in Kansas’ rural, underserved or disadvantaged communities are aging and inefficient, incurring high costs for energy and maintenance. Replacement of street lights and traffic signals with more energy efficient lighting can significantly cut energy use and maintenance costs while improving light quality and output. The KCC will manage and administer activities in order to achieve project goals. 

Applications for subgrants are now being accepted. Links to more information and application guidance appear below.

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Application Resources:

Awards will be made on a first-come-first-served basis for applications that meet the requirements, priorities and preferences, until the earlier of July 31, 2024 or all available funds have been allocated. Please call (785) 271-3184 with any questions.