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Front Page - Friday, March 10, 2017

Green|spaces to fund community energy efficiency projects

Green|spaces is partnering with the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic & Community Development to expand the work of its Empower Chattanooga program. Over the past two years, Empower has taught more than 1,000 renters and home owners’ low and no-cost ways to lower their utility bills.

This spring, Empower will fund 12 community projects up to $1,000 each to help residents implement community-wide energy efficiency ideas.

Grant applications are due April 10 at 5 p.m. Applications are available at empowerchattanooga.com, the Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Administration office (501 W. 12th St.), the Economic & Community Development office (101 E. 11th St.) and Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises (1500 Chestnut St.) in English and Spanish.

Applicants must reside in the 37406, 37404, 37407 or 37410 zip codes and can be an individual or part of a neighborhood association.

Grant winners will be announced at the end of April at Jen Lewin’s “The Pool” art installations. Those selected will be connected with a mentor from EPB and additional resources to help them complete their project by November 2017.

For more information, contact Dawn Hjelseth at green|spaces by calling (423) 648-0963.

Source: Green|spaces