Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program


The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and Tribes in implanting strategies to reduce energy use, to reduce fossil fuel emissions, and to improve energy efficiency. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) invested $550 million in the EECBG Program to provide grants to communities, cities, states, U.S. territories, and Indian tribes to develop and implement clean energy programs and projects that would create jobs.  For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s EECBG Program website.



The purpose of the EECBG Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing strategies that reduce fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities in a manner that is environmentally sustainable; and maximizes benefits for local and regional communities to reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities and to improve energy efficiency in the transportation sector, the building sector; and other appropriate sectors.



The ADECA Energy Division will be hosting the EECBG Program Workshop on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 for local governments that are deemed “ineligible” and did not receive a direct formula allocation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s EECBG Program.

Eligible Applicants: Local governments in the State of Alabama that were not allocated a direct EECBG formula allocation from the U.S. Department of Energy

Eligible Measures: Energy-efficient retrofits that include, but are not limited to, lighting, HVAC, insulation, and building energy management systems.

Total Available: At least $2,000,000

Maximum Award: $250,000 per applicant (est.)

This will be an in-person workshop that will begin at 10 a.m. in the 7th floor auditorium of the Alabama Center for Commerce. Please pre-register by contacting Ms. Jackie Etsy at or 334-242-5293 no later than 5 p.m. CST on March 28, 2024.

The meeting will also be accessible via Microsoft Teams. For those individuals joining the workshop virtually, you will need to register for the workshop via this link: EECBG Application Workshop

If you have any questions concerning the attached notice, please contact Ms. Shondra D. Swinney, Energy Efficiency Program Supervisor, at (334) 242-4369 or

2024 EECBG Application Workshop Memo



2024 EECBG Energy-Efficient Retrofits Application

2024 EECBG Energy-Efficient Retrofits Rating Criteria



There are two categories of eligibility for the EECBG Program.

“Eligible Entities”

  • Cities >35,000 people OR in the top 10 highest populated cities in the state
  • Counties >200,000 people or in the top 10 highest populated counties in the state
  • Indian Tribes per section 4 of the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act
  • 50 States, DC, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, U.S Virgin Islands, and Northern Marian Islands
  • Receive direct formula allocations from the U.S. Department of Energy

“Ineligible Entities”

  • Cities and Counties not meeting the criteria above
  • State recognized Indian Tribes
  • DO NOT receive direct formula allocations from the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Eligible for federal competitive portion and state mandatory portion of 60 percent



Total Appropriation from IIJA $550,000,000
U.S. Department of Energy Administration Costs $110,000,000
Formula Grants 98% to Eligible Entities $431,200,000
68% to Eligible Local Governments (see table below) $229,200,000

Alabama Formula Eligible Entities

Baldwin County$246,150
Calhoun County$79,030
Etowah County$78,540
Jefferson County$348,100
Lee County$78,040
Madison County$79,430
Marshall County$78,390
Mobile County$239,310
Shelby County$81,530
Tuscaloosa County$79,010
Auburn, City of$131,740
Birmingham, City of$252,880
Decatur, City of$120,360
Dothan, City of$132,400
Florence, City of$76,520
Hoover, City of$144,130
Huntsville, City of$247,820
Madison, City of$116,470
Mobile, City of$229,820
Montgomery, City of$236,570
Phenix City, City of$76,270
Prattville, City of$76,260
Tuscaloosa, City of$158,340
Vestavia Hills, City of$76,300


28% to States & Territories (see below) $123,300,000

Alabama State Energy Office

ADECA Energy Division$2,207,540
Mandatory >=60% to Ineligible Entities$1,324,524


2% to Indian Tribes (see below) $8,800,000

Alabama Indian Tribe

Porch Band of Creek Indians$11,020


2% to Competitive Grants for Ineligible Entities $8,800,000
States are not eligible



All Eligible ApplicantsPre-Award Information SheetApril 28, 2023
Eligible States and TerritoriesFull ApplicationJuly 31, 2023
Eligible Local and Tribal GovernmentsFull ApplicationJanuary 31, 2024
Ineligible Entities to the StateFull ApplicationTBD
Ineligible Entities to the Department of EnergyFull ApplicationTBD


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Additional Information

EECBG Program Formula Grant Application Hub | Department of Energy

Administrative and Legal Requirements Document (ALRD)

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act



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