U.S. is seeking to award $850,000 in green grants

The U.S. government is prepared to award up to $850,000 to organizations interested in promoting clean energy in Central America and the Caribbean.

The grants will be the result of a competition in which organizations will submit proposals. The competition is part of a cooperation under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, according to the U.S. Embassy. This initiative intends to support regional projects that include activities in two or more countries in Central America or the Caribbean, it said.

The money is subject to budget approval by the U.S. congress, the embassy noted. The Barack Obama administration has been criticized for its lavish spending on alternate energy projects, including some that have gone bankrupt.

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