The city of Indianapolis is getting a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to boost efforts to make homes and businesses more energy efficient.
The grant announced Wednesday by Vice President Joe Biden is part of $452 million in stimulus funding nationwide for projects meant to make buildings more energy efficient.
The money is also intended to jump-start programs that create the construction and contracting jobs that will support those upgrades while helping homeowners and businesses reduce their utility bills.
Bowden Quinn of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter says the funding will help make "a vibrant, clean energy economy a reality" in Indianapolis before the city hosts the 2012 Super Bowl.
Energy upgrades will be made available to the near-east-side neighborhood targeted by the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee for its “legacy project,” which includes rehabbing homes in the area.
Energy-efficient light bulbs, modern heating and air conditioning units, insulation and new windows could be among the upgrades.