[USC10] 42 USC 17154: Use of funds
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42 USC 17154: Use of funds Text contains those laws in effect on September 22, 2018
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 152-ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITYSUBCHAPTER IV-ENERGY SAVINGS IN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONSPart C-Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

§17154. Use of funds

An eligible entity may use a grant received under this part to carry out activities to achieve the purposes of the program, including-

(1) development and implementation of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy under section 17155(b) of this title;

(2) retaining technical consultant services to assist the eligible entity in the development of such a strategy, including-

(A) formulation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy usage goals;

(B) identification of strategies to achieve those goals-

(i) through efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption; and

(ii) by encouraging behavioral changes among the population served by the eligible entity;


(C) development of methods to measure progress in achieving the goals;

(D) development and publication of annual reports to the population served by the eligible entity describing-

(i) the strategies and goals; and

(ii) the progress made in achieving the strategies and goals during the preceding calendar year; and


(E) other services to assist in the implementation of the energy efficiency and conservation strategy;


(3) conducting residential and commercial building energy audits;

(4) establishment of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements;

(5) the provision of grants to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for the purpose of performing energy efficiency retrofits;

(6) development and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs for buildings and facilities within the jurisdiction of the eligible entity, including-

(A) design and operation of the programs;

(B) identifying the most effective methods for achieving maximum participation and efficiency rates;

(C) public education;

(D) measurement and verification protocols; and

(E) identification of energy efficient technologies;


(7) development and implementation of programs to conserve energy used in transportation, including-

(A) use of flex time by employers;

(B) satellite work centers;

(C) development and promotion of zoning guidelines or requirements that promote energy efficient development;

(D) development of infrastructure, such as bike lanes and pathways and pedestrian walkways;

(E) synchronization of traffic signals; and

(F) other measures that increase energy efficiency and decrease energy consumption;


(8) development and implementation of building codes and inspection services to promote building energy efficiency;

(9) application and implementation of energy distribution technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency, including-

(A) distributed resources; and

(B) district heating and cooling systems;


(10) activities to increase participation and efficiency rates for material conservation programs, including source reduction, recycling, and recycled content procurement programs that lead to increases in energy efficiency;

(11) the purchase and implementation of technologies to reduce, capture, and, to the maximum extent practicable, use methane and other greenhouse gases generated by landfills or similar sources;

(12) replacement of traffic signals and street lighting with energy efficient lighting technologies, including-

(A) light emitting diodes; and

(B) any other technology of equal or greater energy efficiency;


(13) development, implementation, and installation on or in any government building of the eligible entity of onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from renewable resources, including-

(A) solar energy;

(B) wind energy;

(C) fuel cells; and

(D) biomass; and


(14) any other appropriate activity, as determined by the Secretary, in consultation with-

(A) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;

(B) the Secretary of Transportation; and

(C) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

( Pub. L. 110–140, title V, §544, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1669 .)

Effective Date

Section effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.