04/14/2011: EPA Awards City of Little Rock $500,000 in Climate Showcase Communities Grant
(DALLAS – April 14, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the City of Little Rock, Ark., is receiving $500,000 in Climate Showcase Communities grant funding. The project will implement an innovative program that partners with industry and its employees to achieve energy savings.
Little Rock joins 22 other communities across the country receiving a total of $8.3 million in funding, including three Indian Tribes, to pilot innovative local strategies to combat climate change. These new grantees join 25 other communities previously awarded funding in 2010.
“Little Rock is looking forward to partnering with EPA to showcase the efforts of the Clinton Foundation energy conservation project,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. “I am particularly excited about the tool-kit that will be created for employers to help their employees reduce home energy footprint and costs.”
“The goal of the Clinton Climate Initiative of Arkansas (CCI AR) is to improve health and increase wealth for individual homeowners by reducing utility costs and improving indoor air quality,” said CCI AR Program Director Martha Jane Murray. Our program will demonstrate green job creation and enhance economic development in the Little Rock community with the products and services associated with energy retrofits.”