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September 27, 2002

DOE Awards $676,778 to the District of Columbia for Weatherization

DOE's Solar Decathlon has temporarily brought energy-efficient solar homes to the District of Columbia, but DOE is also working to deliver long-lasting energy efficiency improvements to the homes in the District that need it most. DOE announced on September 27th the award of $676,778 to the District of Columbia for weatherization assistance to low-income households. The award will boost the energy efficiency of an estimated 1,726 homes in the District. 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, DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program will reduce the energy bills of approximately 105,000 low-income families nationwide. See the DOE press release.