The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) was awarded over $800,000 in grant funding from The Iowa Energy Center for two projects. The purpose of these projects is to help underserved areas increase energy efficiency and educate young people about careers in the energy field.
“This work is vital in not only providing more individuals with professional development opportunities in the growing field of energy efficiency, but it allows rural communities to receive services in a comprehensive way,” said Ashley Craft, program director for UNI’s Green Iowa AmeriCorps. “We know that many of our communities are struggling financially, as schools, as small businesses, and as residents. This project has the ability to help each of these community hubs save money and feel additional support during challenging times" (UNI).
For more information you can read the article on UNI's website.