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This week, we were happy to announce a total of $119,450 in grants through the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund held at CFA. That includes $62,450 in funding for six projects in Somerset, Indiana, and Cambria counties.

Local projects that received funding are:
• $10,000 for the Indiana County Conservation District’s new building energy efficiency components
• $9,000 for The Learning Lamp’s LED lighting and insulation work
• $11,450 for Christian Camps of Pittsburgh (Summer’s Best Two Weeks) for solar and skylights for the Que Family Recreation Area shower house
• $20,000 for the Somerset County Mobile Food Bank to implement solar panels and LED lights
• $5,000 for Brownstown Borough’s exterior LED lighting retrofit
• $7,000 for the City of Johnstown Roxbury Park exterior LED lighting retrofit

“We are happy to be able to continue to support these important upgrades for area nonprofits and municipalities,” CFA Associate Director Angie Berzonski says. “This fund provides a unique opportunity for clean energy improvements, and it promotes the use of renewable energy.”

Since 2000, CFA has managed the fund, established with $6.8 million that resulted from the deregulation and settlement agreements by Pennsylvania Electric Utilities. CLICK HERE to find out more information about the fund, including application details.

The Penelec SEF serves the entire First Energy territory formerly served by Penelec, as well as the Penn Power territory. Other projects that received funding through this distribution round are: Huntingdon Borough’s exterior LED lighting retrofit ($7,000), Green Building Alliance Erie 2030 District ($25,000 over two years), and the City of Erie Fire Station’s solar project ($25,000).

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