2 Arkansas cities get $1.2M in fed energy grants

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation have announced the cities of Little Rock and Pine Bluff will share $1.2 million in federal energy grants.

Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Reps. Vic Snyder and Mike Ross say Little Rock will get just more than $732,000 and Pine Bluff will receive $502,000.

The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Little Rock plans to use the money to complete sidewalks, for recycling, installing fluorescent light bulbs and an incentive program to encourage “green” building. Pine Bluff plans to make energy efficient retrofits to buildings, and for traffic signals and street lighting.