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Clean Cities Grant Awarded To
West Michigan Strategic Alliance
Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG) Director Keith W. Cooley recently announced a $24,500 matching grant has been awarded to the West Michigan Strategic Alliance to establish a Clean Cities Coalition. The focus of the regional initiative will be developing local markets for alternative transportation fuels, refueling sites and clean vehicle technologies and supporting alternative fuel corridor growth in
"This award contributes additional resources to
WMSA plans to use the grant to support development of Alternative Fuel Corridors along I-96 between
Also, the grant will help West Michigan (including Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa counties) join the national Clean Cities Coalition, a network of more than 85 cities and regions in 44 states designated as strategic partners by the U.S. Department of Energy. Other Michigan Clean Cities coalitions are located in the
The Clean Cities program was established by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels. The program offers guidelines for planning, technical assistance and access to financial resources to demonstrate alternative fuels and AFV benefits.
Funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The program is administered by the DLEG Energy Office.