Congresswoman Anna Eshoo announced today that Mountain View will receive $719,000 in stimulus funding to go towards improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The money, combined with other stimulus funding, brings the city's total to about $1.6 million.
"With these block grants, communities will pursue the cleanest and most efficient energy sources," Eshoo said in a press release. "Green jobs will be created, stimulating local economies, while laying the foundation for a long-term commitment to conservation and clean energy."
The funds are part of $3.2 billion in stimulus funding for local energy efficiency improvements announced by the president today as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
As noted in Eshoo's announcement, the latest funds have been split up among local jurisdictions as follows:
Mountain View: $719,000
Palo Alto: $663,000
Redwood City: $736,300
County of San Mateo: $2,951,200
Meanwhile, the city of Mountain View is receiving approximately $714,000 in other stimulus funds for road projects. Another $184,000 will go towards community development block grants, which are usually divided up among nonprofits that serve the needy in Mountain View.
City officials have to decide exactly how to spend the money.