Nearly two-dozen projects to receive federal stimulus grants

RIVERSIDE – Nearly two-dozen projects to enhance energy efficiency at Riverside County facilities will be funded with federal stimulus dollars, it was announced today.

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved $6.5 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds for the county to install renewable energy systems in a number of older buildings, according to county Economic Development Agency spokesman Tom Freeman.

He said the federal taxpayer dollars will pay for 22 projects authorized by the Board of Supervisors.

”The county projects saving some $400,000 per year in energy cost reductions, as well as helping the county meet state environmental regulations,” Freeman said. ”Some $1.2 million in savings to the county general fund are generated by the grant funding.” He said the stimulus funds are expected to create 71 full-time jobs locally.

7 Responses to "Nearly two-dozen projects to receive federal stimulus grants"

  1. observer   April 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    well that should put some electricians and carpenters to work..

  2. mom of lots   April 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Our govt is wrong. Just keep printing paper money and us serfs will continue to pay the hidden inflation tax, meanwhile, they are doing us a favor by stimulating the economy.

  3. J.P.   April 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Think about it…
    This is Federal money being returned to our local area. Put your hand out and accept the money. If you don’t somebody else will take it. Any money coming into the County from outside is good money.

  4. mom of lots   April 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    J.P.- you have little understanding as to where "federal" money comes from- US! (It is not from the "outside" as the govt would love for you to believe). You need to delve into where the bucks come from, where they begin, where they go, and where they end. The problem is you pay a hidden inflation tax every time you buy groceries or purchase anything for that matter. Pretty soon you’ll be wondering why your favorite loaf of bread costs 6 dollars. It’s because you are footing the bill of govt BORROWED money from the federal reserve. I know you have to know the country is trillions of dollars in debt. So where do you think the $ is coming from? The answer is that the federal reserve prints more $ on the backs of the American tax payer. The govt owes interest to the federal reserve on EVERY buck they print. Money does not come from nowhere and there is a consequence for creating more debt to "stimulate" the economy. If you are interested in learning more read "What Happened to Penny Candy?" By the way, this is one of the primary reasons people left Europe to seek freedom from nationalized banks and the founding fathers vehemently fought against this kind of tyrrany.

  5. dudc   April 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    well that sux

  6. observer   April 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I know a lot of out of work carpenters that are not exactly worried about the politics or economics of where this money comes from. They just need work. There is no work out there except for stimulus money being sent for projects. Should you tell them not to take the jobs and hold tight?

  7. 3jnotinbfa   April 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Where can I apply for a job?


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