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$57 million in Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds Announced

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 360 Discussions 89 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Governor Cuomo announced $57 million in Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds to help cut utility costs for approximately 8,600 low-income families and seniors across the state. The funds will be used to conduct energy-efficiency work including but not limited to air sealing, insulation, upgrading heating systems, and diagnostic testing to identify hazards such as carbon monoxide and mold to ensure air quality.

"The Weatherization Assistance Program has helped thousands of low-income households across the state make their homes safer and their utility bills more affordable," said Governor Cuomo. "This funding will build on this success by helping more New Yorkers save money on energy costs while creating cleaner and more sustainable communities in every corner of the state."

According to James S. Rubin, Commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal, "Low-income households spend more than 10 percent of household income, on average, for heating and other energy expenditures. Adding insulation, sealing air leaks, and tuning heating systems are measures that pay for themselves in energy savings. A relatively modest investment in weatherization funds can mean a world of difference to a family struggling with energy costs or a senior on a fixed income."

For more information, visit the Sustainable Cities Network:
http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/development/article_1761f160-0b5b-11e6-8074-5fa53e51f18e.html

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