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April 22, 2010

Grant approved for UA energy project

Source:  http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20100422/NEWS/100422012/Grant+approved+for+UA+energy+project

The Tuscaloosa County Commission has approved allocating $8.75 million in federal stimulus money to the University of Alabama for a power-generating facility.

The money is part of Tuscaloosa County's total allocation of about $21.9 million in federal stimulus dollars.

The commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the application, which is to help fund a $10.1 million construction project to build a specialized power-generating facility for the eastern portion of UA's campus.

Cathy Andreen, spokeswoman for the University of Alabama, said the university would make up the remaining $1.4 million.

The state's Finance Department still must decide whether to approve the project and determine if it meets federal requirements.