Four school districts in county get energy grants

  • Mon Sep 13th, 2010 10:36pm
  • News

By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer

Another big chunk of money should be coming from the state to Snohomish County school districts for energy-related projects.

Four school districts received word that they can expect a combined $3.69 million in the second round of funding from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The grant-winning districts are:

Northshore, which will use $2.78 million on two separate heating and cooling system projects.

Stanwood-Camano, which will use $664,000 for work on lighting and a heating and cooling system.

Sultan, which will use $224,890 for water conservation and lighting.

Marysville, which will use $28,265 on lighting.

Statewide, 27 districts received money from a pool of $27.8 million in this round of funding.

The state superintendent’s office plans to ultimately dole out $50 million within a year for energy projects. The money was set aside by the Legislature.

The first round of grants was awarded in July, with Snohomish County schools then receiving $6.43 million.

The third round of funding will be awarded sometime after Oct. 22, the deadline to submit applications for the final batch of competitive grants.

Andy Rathbun: 425-339-3455; arathbun@heraldnet.com