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Weatherization program keeps cold at bay

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The 63-year-old Merced resident and her 77-year-old husband are one of 981 low-income families in Merced and Madera counties whose homes were winterized over the past three years thanks to a federal grant.

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1 Million Homes Weatherized Under US Recovery Act

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) celebrated a watershed moment - the 1 millionth home was weatherized since work began in April 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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DOE seals the deal with one million weatherized homes

Monday, October 01, 2012

In a milestone in energy-savings, one million homes have been weatherized since 2009 as part of the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program.

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Continuing Resolution Would Maintain 60 Percent Cut in Weatherization Funds

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Government-funding legislation scheduled to be considered Sept. 19 by the Senate maintains a roughly 60 percent cut in funding for the Energy Department's weatherization program, despite a last-ditch effort to have the funding increased.

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Stimulus Recap: Ohio Weatherization Agencies Get the Job Done

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been a busy three years for Ohio's weatherization network, since federal stimulus dollars were released to expand the Weatherization Assistance Program. Fast action by agencies resulted in the weatherization of more than 40,000 houses in the state, about 15 percent more than initially planned.

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WAP: Why Green Business Should Love Government

Thursday, September 13, 2012

By the time the next president takes the oath of office, the U.S. will be well into the winter season. The record floods, fires and droughts of summer 2012 will be gone, although many thousands -- farmers, homeowners, and businesses -- will still be dealing with the aftermath. Record heat waves will be only memories.

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Housing improvements help citizens

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

For residents of Post Road Gardens, a Bayonne public housing complex located off Avenue A near Newark Bay, Richard Constable III, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), could not have picked a better day to inspect than on June 22 when rising temperatures scalded the air.

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Funding cuts means layoffs at Semcac

Monday, March 05, 2012

RUSHFORD, Minnesota (FOX 47) -- Layoffs for Semcac in Rushford leaves seven people out of a job all because of a stop in government funding.

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Stimulus funds assist many Clare County programs

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Governments and service agencies in Clare County received a total of $39.8 million – led by $10.5 million for the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency and $5.1 million for Mid Michigan Community College.

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ARRA funds will be missed locally

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), which administers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in New York state, received approximately $70 million for WAP in 2010, in addition to the $396 million received in WAP stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was signed into law in February 2009.

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NEWCAP may cut aid as stimulus funds run dry

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Hundreds of families in Northeastern Wisconsin have had help weatherizing their homes through an agency that has received millions of dollars in federal economic stimulus funding.

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Funding Cut to Bone From Successful Weatherization, Job Creating Program

Friday, February 03, 2012

Out of the 200 federal programs funded through the Recovery Act, weatherizing homes is ranked second for job creation

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Program Gives Homeowners Free Repairs To Save On Utility Bills

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- So far we've had a pretty mild winter, which makes it a perfect time to get your home ready for the colder temperatures that are sure to come.

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Fund loss could rain on NEWCAP's efforts

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Agency helps needy families in region weatherize homes

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Weatherization Assistance Program Ranked as Second Highest Recovery Act Job Creator

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy’s low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) created or retained more than 13,000 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2011, ranking second out of approximately 200 federal programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act ).

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CSD Announces Nearly 44,000 Low-Income Homes Weatherized Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reducing Energy Bills for Low-Income Families Across Californi

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OACAC Cuts 27 Jobs as Stimulus Funds Run Dry

Friday, January 20, 2012

Springfield, MO -- Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, or OACAC, has eliminated 27 positions, with more reductions possible.

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Dozens Lose Jobs with Weatherization Program

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More than two dozen workers were terminated from a regional program that helps weatherize the homes of low-income families and seniors living on fixed incomes in the Ozarks. The 10-county program is federally funded, and the workers were hired using money from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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Assistance, in dollars and ducts

Friday, January 13, 2012

IT MIGHT be a mild winter so far, but with the price of heating oil up by 47 cents to 85 cents a gallon over last year, low-income residents are still feeling the pinch. Unfortunately, even with rising energy costs, Congress has slashed funding for the federal program to help poor households stay warm. State lawmakers are now considering a proposal to partially fill the gap out of the state’s own coffers — a move that would be a welcome boost.

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Montana Beats The Cold With Weatherization

Monday, January 09, 2012

Winters in Montana can be brutally cold, with temperatures frequently below zero, accompanied by strong, harsh winds. But thousands of Montana residents are staying warmer and paying less to do so this winter, thanks to funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Through the act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) set up the Weatherization Assistance Program to weatherize the homes of low-income families

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