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July 03, 2002

DOE Awards $15 Million to Michigan for Home Weatherization

DOE awarded $15,381,490 in weatherization assistance funds to Michigan on July 3rd. The funds will be used to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families in the states. The grant will be administered by Michigan's Family Independence Agency in Lansing, enabling that agency to provide energy-saving home improvements to more than 5,200 low-income families this year.

Weatherization reduces average annual energy costs by $218 per household. For every dollar spent, DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program returns $1.80 in energy savings over the life of the weatherized home, based on recent energy prices. See the DOE press release.