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State Awards SCCAP an Additional $1.7 million in Weatherization Funds
State awards SCCAP an additional $1.7 million in weatherization funds
The South Central Community Action Program will receive $1,729,957 in the second round of weatherization stimulus funding to serve Brown, Monroe and Owen counties.
This funding, approved Thursday by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, will allow an expansion of the number of homes and counties that SCCAP weatherizes with these Recovery Act funds. During the first round of funding, SCCAP received $899,000 to make energy efficiency improvements to 145 homes in Monroe County. SCCAP had applied to serve Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties in the first round of funding, but was approved to serve only Monroe County.
The $1.7 million in second-round funding will allow SCCAP to make energy efficiency improvements to 275 homes in Brown, Owen and Monroe counties. This will include 152 homes in Monroe County, 55 in Brown County and 68 in Owen County.
“I want to commend our weatherization staff and contractors, who are nearing the completion of energy efficiency improvements to 150 homes during the first round of ARRA funding,” SCCAP Executive Director Todd Lare said. “Their productivity and ability to overcome several hurdles along the way put our organization in position to receive an increase in funding in Round 2.”
To be eligible to have your owner-occupied or rental home weatherized, your household income must not exceed 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. For apartment buildings to be weatherized, 66 percent of the occupants must be eligible for the program. To apply, call 812-339-3447, ext. 275 or 228.
The second round of ARRA weatherization funding in Indiana will run from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.