42 U.S. Code § 6371b - Preliminary energy audits and energy audits
(a) Application by Governor
The Governor of any State may apply to the Secretary at such time as the Secretary may specify after promulgation of guidelines under section 6371a (a) of this title for grants to conduct preliminary energy audits and energy audits of school facilities and hospital facilities in such State under this part.
(b) Grants for conduct of preliminary energy audits
Upon application under subsection (a) of this section the Secretary may make grants to States for purposes of conducting preliminary energy audits of school facilities and hospital facilities under this part in accordance with the guidelines prescribed under section 6371a (a)(1) of this title. If a State does not conduct preliminary energy audits within two years after November 9, 1978, the Secretary may conduct such audits within such State.
(c) Grants for conduct of energy audits
(d) Audits conducted prior to grant of financial assistance
If a State without the use of financial assistance under this section, conducts preliminary energy audits or energy audits which comply with the guidelines prescribed by the Secretary or which are approved by the Secretary the funds allocated for purposes of this section shall be added to the funds available for energy conservation projects for such State and shall be in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes.
(e) Restriction on use of funds; grant covering total cost of energy audits
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), amounts made available under this section (together with any other amounts made available from other Federal sources) may not be used to pay more than 50 percent of the costs of any preliminary energy audit or any energy audit.