Utah to receive $11.7 million in energy grants

Utah to receive $11.7 million in energy grants

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Department of Energy says Utah will receive about $11.7 million in grants for energy conservation projects.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants will go to Salt Lake City and Utah's State Energy Program, which will distribute its $9.5 million to local governments that haven't yet benefited from the federal stimulus grant program.

Salt Lake City received a direct grant of about $2.1 million.

About 2,300 cities, counties and states were eligible nationwide for the funding.

Utah's stimulus projects are expected to create nearly 100 jobs statewide.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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