Wyoming agency Receives $9.6 million Stimulus for Efficiency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has received $9.6 million in federal economic stimulus funding to improve the energy efficiency of buildings around the state.

The funding announced Monday comes from the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money goes to the State Energy Office, a small agency within the Wyoming Business Council.

The State Energy Office plans to pass the funding on to county governments, municipal governments and nonprofit groups to help them save energy. Such steps can include installing more efficient heating systems in public buildings.