Dublin has received $184,000 from the $3.2-billion worth of energy efficiency grants funded by the federal stimulus bill.

Dublin has received $184,000 from the $3.2-billion worth of energy efficiency grants funded by the federal stimulus bill.

The $184,000 grant from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program provides funding for projects that "reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency," according to a news release from the city.

Dublin did not apply for money from the grant program that was created in 2004, but cities with a population of 35,000 or more are eligible for funds, said Dublin communications officer David Ball.

The city will look into how to best utilize the funds, including projects in the budget and capital improvements program that meet the grant criteria.