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June 10, 2009

DOE Awards $80.56 Million in Weatherization Funds to Four States

Photo of a woman wearing gloves and a hardhat, crouching in an attic to insert insulation between roof joists.

Weatherizing a home can involve a wide range of activities, including adding insulation to the attic. Enlarge this photo.
Credit: Karen Doherty, Ohio Department of Development

DOE transferred $80.56 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, and Oregon on June 8 to expand the weatherization assistance programs in those states. The states previously received 10% of their total funding allocations to support training programs and other efforts to ramp up the scale of their weatherization programs. Combining that earlier funding with the new funding accounts for 50% of the Recovery Act funds that the four states will receive for weatherization activities. The balance of the funding will be released when the states meet the reporting, oversight, and accountability milestones required by the Recovery Act. The funds include $22.81 million for Arizona to weatherize an additional 6,409 homes, $22.58 million for Kansas to weatherize another 5,820 homes, $19.77 million for Mississippi to weatherize 5,467 more homes, and $15.40 million for Oregon to weatherize an additional 4,635 homes. See the DOE press release and the Weatherization Assistance Program Web site.