© 2021 KMUW
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
We've got a new weekend lineup! Click here to see the new schedule.
Energy and Environment

Program Offers $394,000 In Grants For Renewable Energy In Kansas

The USDA's Rural Energy for America Program is giving about $394,000 in grants for 38 renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects within the state.

Eight grants went to businesses, and the rest were awarded to agricultural operations.

Most involved replacing equipment or inefficient systems--like switching from diesel to electricity or natural gas...or replacing doors, windows and heating systems.

The largest grant for $33,000 went to the Historic Breckenridge Hotel in Emporia.

The grant will pay to replace windows in a century-old high school that's being converted into a hotel and convention center.

Projects in 21 other states also received funds.