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January 24, 2002

DOE Awards $8 Million for Weatherization in Texas, Oklahoma

DOE announced last week its award of $8 million to Texas and Oklahoma for weatherization assistance to low-income households. DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program provides funds to state and local agencies, as well as Native American tribes, for measures that improve the energy efficiency of the homes of people that can least afford to waste energy. The program provides comprehensive energy auditing, health and safety diagnostic services, and whole- house energy efficiency services, including air infiltration reduction, insulation, heating system service, and measures to reduce residents' use of electricity. See the DOE press release.