Federal Funding of Energy Projects in Ohio

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The stimulus package of the Federal government and the Obama administration will generate millions of dollars for the Ohio economy in the form of environmental clean-up and Energy savings. What it means to you is saving money in these key areas. The information is posted in an area of U.S. Department of Energy’s website exclusively for Ohio. Here are some recent articles posted there:

Posted March 31, 2009: Energy Secretary Chu Announces $138 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Environmental Cleanup in Ohio
Projects identified for funding in Ohio will focus on accelerating cleanup of soil and groundwater, transportation and disposal of waste, and cleaning and demolishing former weapons complex facilities.

Posted March 26, 2009: Obama Administration Announces Additional $84,183,300 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Ohio

Recovery Act Spending in Ohio is to Include the following:

Weatherization $266,781,409
State Energy Program $96,083,000
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program $84,183,300
Environmental Management $137,900,000
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Total  $584,947,709

Posted March 12, 2009: Obama-Biden Administration Announces More Than $362.8 Million in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants for Ohio
Part of nearly $8 billion in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 100,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families. The Weatherization Assistance Program will allow an average investment of up to $6,500 per home in energy efficiency upgrades and will be available for families making up to 200% of the federal poverty level – or about $44,000 a year for a family of four.

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