The Frederick County Division of Energy and Environment has been awarded $571,948 from the Maryland Energy Administration as part of its Low-to-Moderate Income Grant Program. These funds will support the Power Saver Retrofits Program, which works to improve home energy efficiency for Frederick County residents.
See the full story at Conduit Street, Maryland Association of Counties.
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