Four local communities are among 37 statewide to be awarded grants to make public buildings and traffic signals more energy efficient.
- The City of Michigan City will receive $113,059 for LED traffic light conversions.
- The City of LaPorte will receive $34,015 to complete lighting upgrades in its public buildings.
- The Town of Winamac will receive $64,000 to complete lighting upgrades in its public buildings and $63,670 for non-lighting energy upgrades.
- Starke County will receive $57,500 to complete lighting upgrades in its public buildings. Called “Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants,” the program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cities and towns with populations less than 35,000 and counties with populations less than 200,000 were eligible to apply for grants.