Two local agencies awarded energy grants

POSTED: 10:42 PM Jul 12 2013   UPDATED: 2:47 PM Jul 12 2013

Two agencies in our area have won grants from the state of Tennessee to fund local energy efficiency projects.

It's called the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program, and they require a match from the applicant.

In Greene County, the water and light commission in the town of Greeneville won the maximum amount, a quarter million dollars.

And in Carter County, the city of Elizabethton is being awarded $176,000.

The money comes from an April 2011 Clean Air Act settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority.