Austin Schools among 80 in rural Minnesota to receive grants from the Minnesota Department of Commerce for the Solar for Schools Program
March 21, 2022 12:03PM CDT
Around 80 schools in Greater Minnesota will be receiving $7.5 million in grants from the state Commerce Department to go solar. Spokeswoman Mo Schriner says the benefits are many:
Among the schools that will be receiving grant funding are Austin, Albert Lea, Byron, Rochester Public Schools, Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Stewartville in our KAUS listening area. Schriner says they’ve received more than $11.5 million in requests from school districts, so Commerce is asking Minnesota lawmakers this session to approve an additional $3 million for Solar for Schools grants.