By Business First of Buffalo

Fourteen Western New York energy conservation projects are getting a boost from $1.7 million in stimulus funds.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds were announced by Gov. David Paterson on July 20 for use by municipalities, universities and colleges, hospitals and not-for-profit agencies.

This is the third round of funding to allocate $74 million for state energy program expenditures.

Among the 14 projects are two from Erie County totaling $569,000 to make vehicles for the Sheriffâ¿¿s Department and Department of Public Works more energy efficient. Alfred University was awarded nearly $250,000 to caulk and seal leaky windows, and install a 48.88 kilowatt system on roof of the Science Center there.

According to a statement released by New York State Energy Research Development Authority, the energy and operating costs of all 14 entities should be reduced by about $880,000.

A complete list of energy conservation projects awarded can be found at

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