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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.

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