Grants for City Governments

The federal government of the United States as well as the local and the States itself are helping the development of urban areas such as the cities and counties country wide. These programs are primarily intended for developing critical aspects in the development of the urban areas in terms or the arts, economy, culture and other important aspects for the city. However, it is not only the federal government that offers grants for city governments, there are also organizations supporting the city governments in particular aspects like the arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants for city governments as well as the counties and local government. The program is aimed for the urban designs that will promote and encourage the arts. The grants provided by the NEA are made to support the planning for the creation of districts of arts that will improve the public properties and spaces such as buildings, pedestrian bridges and libraries. The financial assistance by the NEA is from $25,000 up to as much as $250,000. For the application, it must be the city governments that apply to this grant. For more details, cities can call NEA at (202) 682 – 5400 or email the NEA at

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20506

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant or the EECBG Program

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant or the EECBG is a program that is funded by the Recovery Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program is aimed to arrange the cleanest, cheapest, and the most steadfast energy technologies in terms of energy conservation and efficiency all over the country. The program is intended and created to give assistance to the cities, states, counties, territories, and even Indian tribes in developing, promoting, implementing, and managing energy conservation and efficiency programs and projects that are designed to minimize the emission of fossil fuel emissions, to minimize the total use of energy of the entities that are eligible entities, to enhance the energy efficiency in the building, transportation and the other suitable sectors as well as the creation and retaining of jobs. This program, through the formula and the competitive grants, empowers the local and regional communities in making investments that are strategic in meeting the long term goals of the country for the independence in energy as well as the leadership concerning the climate change. For more details about the EECBG, visit

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW, Mail Stop EE-2K
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585

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