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February 11, 2002

DOE Awards $6 Million to Missouri for Home Weatherization

DOE announced last week the award of more than $6 million to Missouri for weatherization assistance to low-income households. The award will boost the energy efficiency of an estimated 1,726 homes in the state. The grant is part of DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program, which provides funds to state and local agencies, as well as American Indian tribes, for measures that improve the energy efficiency of the homes of people that can least afford to waste energy. This year, the program will reduce the energy bills of roughly 105,000 low-income families, saving each an average of $218 per year. See the DOE press release.