ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: The Stimulus Package and Its Impact

    View Author 13 February 2009

    To provide a sense of the overall stimulus package's funding levels, we have prepared a general overview of the bill by subject area. Please note that this is a general overview of funding levels only, and does not report on every aspect of the bill. For a detailed analysis on any subject matter and the process for securing these federal dollars, please contact the Patton Boggs professionals listed below for each respective subject area.


    • $3.4 billion for Fossil Energy research and development.
    • $6 billion for new loan guarantees aimed at standard renewable projects such as wind or solar projects and for electricity transmission projects.
    • $11 billion for electrical grid projects, of which $4.5 billion is for implementing "smart grid" technologies.
    • $5 billion for Weatherization Assistance Program to make low-income housing more energy efficient.
    • $2 billion in grant funding for the manufacturing of advanced batteries systems and components and vehicle batteries that are produced in the United States.
    • $3.2 billion for the Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) program:
      • $2.8 billion available by statutory formula
      • $400 million awarded competitively.
    • $3.1 billion for the State Energy Program.
    • $2.5 billion for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) related research:
      • At least $800 million is dedicated for biomass and $400 million for geothermal.
      • $50 million for efficiency of information and communications technology and improve to standards.
    • $300 million for the Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant Program.
    • $400 million for transportation electrification.
    • $300 million for Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates Program and Energy Star Program.
    • $250 million for energy retrofitting and green investments in HUD-assisted housing projects.
    • $4.5 billion for repair of federal buildings to increase energy efficiency using green technology.
    • $300 million for Rapid Technology transition and demonstration of energy efficiency technologies at the Department of Defense.
    • $120 million for the Department of Defense for the Defense-wide Energy Conservation Investment Program.