County Looking For Federal Help In Upgrading Aging Facilities

Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday to discuss upcoming projects at several county facilities. The County will spend nearly $8,000 to perform an energy audit of the old portion of the courthouse in an attempt to find ways to make the building more energy efficient. Sheridan County Grant Administrator Mike Mackey says the audit could help the County receive thousands of grant dollars.

The Wyoming Business Council has been charged with distributing nearly $20 Million in Federal stimulus money that could be used for projects to upgrade the old equipment in the courthouse.

The courthouse audit will be similar to the one that identified issues with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system at the Fulmer Public Library. The County has received $50,000 to go toward that project but the total project cost is estimated at over $250,000.

Individual entities can apply for up to $750,000 in grant funds to go toward making our community more energy efficient.

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