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Education Grants to be Featured at May Energy Symposium

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The Nebraska Energy Assistance Network will be awarding grants to seven agencies to help them educate families on better ways to manage their energy needs at the energy symposium taking place in Kearney on Friday, May 17.

The Energy Education -- Managing Challenges and Finding Solutions symposium is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Neb.

The grants provide the agencies with up to 30 energy efficiency kits and educational training program materials. The kits are valued at around $700 and are used to educate customers on how to save energy in their homes.

Agencies receiving the grants are:

  • McCook Economic Development Corporation, McCook
  • Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County, Lincoln
  • Rebuilding Together Omaha, Inc., Omaha
  • Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, Gering
  • Blue Valley Community Action, Fairbury
  • Christian Outreach Program of Elkhorn, Elkhorn
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc., Omaha

The symposium, funded through a grant from the Nebraska Energy Office, is open to community outreach agency staff and volunteers, civic and charity organizations, educators, utility representatives and government officials and staff. The event features many sessions to inform attendees with ways to discuss energy use with clients.

Registration for the symposium can be completed at www.nebraskaenergyassistance.org.

The cost is $35 for NEAN members and their employees or $45 for non-member companies and organizations.

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