WASHINGTON - Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are the latest states to receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded these six states a total of more than $147 million as part of the DOE's State Energy Program (SEP).

With the July 20 announcement, these states are receiving 40 percent of their total SEP funding authorized under the Recovery Act. They will now have received 50 percent of their total Recovery Act SEP funding. The initial 10 percent of total funding was previously available to states to support planning activities; the remaining 50 percent of funds will be released once states meet reporting, oversight, and accountability milestones required by the Recovery Act.

The latest funds were distributed July 20:

  • Colorado - $19,688,800
  • Delaware - $9,692,400
  • Indiana - $27,448,400
  • Louisiana - $28,677,600
  • Massachusetts - $21,964,400
  • Pennsylvania - $39,873,600

For detailed information on these statewide plans, view the full release from the DOE.

In addition to these six states, the DOE also awarded Puerto Rico $14,834,400 to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies throughout the territory with various initiatives for government, commercial, and residential sectors.

Just a few weeks ago, the DOE awarded more than $153 million to six other states and the Virgin Islands as part of the SEP.