Bill Would Allow Federal Funds to be Used Toward Energy-Efficient
Windows in Certain Applications
March 26, 2009
Minnesota Senators LeRoy Stumpf and Kathy Saltzman have introduced
a bill that, if made into law, would authorize state agencies to
use federal stimulus funds dedicated to energy projects for the
installation of energy-efficient windows in government and residential
According to the bill, the Department of Administration and the
Office of Energy Security would develop a plan and procedures to
select, fund and implement projects using eligible federal energy-efficiency
conservation block grant funds to install energy-efficient windows
in government buildings owned by the state, counties, local units
of government and school districts.
In addition, the bill also calls on the Office of Energy Security
to develop a plan and procedures to select, fund and implement weatherization
and installation of energy-efficient windows in residential buildings,
including multi-family housing developments.
The Senate's finance committee is currently reviewing the bill.
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