Pickett County awarded $100,000 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Grant
On April 21, 2010, Governor Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber announced that 100 Tennessee cities and counties were awarded more than $9.2 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Of those 100 entities, Pickett County was chosen as a competitive applicant and awarded $100,000 towards the initiative of retrofitting Community Center. "This grant will highlight energy conservation to be a focal point of all community facilities," stated Mayor Stephen Bilbrey. "As we improve energy efficiency through this project, I am convinced the savings will be visible immediately and we can retrofit other needs."
Energy Retrofits are expected to begin immediately after contracts are released. "The EECBG Grants were highly competitive and I applaud Pickett County for identifying the need for implementing these retrofits into their strategic investments," commented Wendy Askins, Executive Director of the Upper Cumberland Development District.