4,000 Homes to be Weatherized…
Nebraska Energy Office Weatherization Plan Approved
More Nebraska homeowners and renters may be eligible to receive free home weatherization services this winter to make their homes more energy efficient. Nebraska received $41,644,458 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide services such as insulation and furnace inspections by local nonprofit organizations such as community action agencies across the state.
The Weatherization Assistance Program will be available to families making up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level – $44,100 a year for a family of four. Weatherization projects allow low-income families to save money by making their homes more energy efficient, which results in average savings of up to 32 percent for heating bills and savings of hundreds of dollars per year on overall energy bills.
Nebraska plans to weatherize 4,000 homes over the next three years. Homes occupied by the elderly, disabled persons and adults with children less than 6 years of age will receive priority. The funding will enable community action agencies and other non-profits to hire and train a number of additional workers to handle the increase in weatherization services.
More information can be found on the agency’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act web page. The Nebraska Weatherization Services map shows which Nebraska counties are included in nine areas of Nebraska. The list below shows how many homes will be wetherized in each area.
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
Nebraska Weatherization Assistance Program
May 19, 2009
||Recovery Act Funding
||Minimum No. of Homes to be Weatherized
|Blue Valley Community Action
|Central Nebraska Community Services
|Goldenrod Hills Community Action
|Lincoln Action Program
| Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska
|Northwest Community Action Partnership
| Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
| Southeast Nebraska Community Action Council
|Weatherization Trust Inc.
|Energy Office Administration
| Training and Technical Assistance for Subgrantees