WYOMING \u2014 In an effort to streamline resources and enhance efficiencies, the State Energy Program has transferred from the Wyoming Business Council to the newly launched Wyoming Energy Authority. The organizations have been working on the transition for the previous year to ensure a smooth process with no disruption to the current grantees. \u201cWe are excited to manage the State Energy Program as we continue to create a 'one-stop-shop' for energy in Wyoming,\u201d said Dr. Glen Murrell, Wyoming Energy Authority Executive Director. \u201cProviding resources to small businesses, local governments, and schools to help reduce their operating expenses during these uncertain times is of the utmost importance. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Business Council staff to help through this transition.\u201d \u201cThe State Energy Program has enjoyed stand-alone success in helping public and private entities reduce energy costs and improve efficiencies,\u201d Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell said. \u201cThis next logical step of combining those efforts with the newly created Wyoming Energy Authority will provide future applicants greater access to expertise directly focused on energy.\u201d The Wyoming Energy Authority is releasing the programs\u2019 competitive federal grant funds for Wyoming local governments, K-12 public schools, and small businesses seeking to improve their buildings while reducing utility costs. These competitive grants are now open and applications are due by August 28, 2020. More information and applications are available at online. About Wyoming Energy Authority The Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) works to diversify and expand Wyoming\u2019s economy by facilitating the production, development, and transmission of all Wyoming\u2019s energy resources. WEA was created in 2020 by the Wyoming State Legislature by merging the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and the Wyoming Pipeline Authority.