ARRA Weatherization: The Success Story
New Jobs and lower utility bills in 700,000 homes. Under budget!
It worked. And, for two years so did more than 14,000 homebuilding industry workers who were also trained to use specialized tools that will make homes of the future cheaper to heat, cool and light.
Although the program is now closing in most states, Weatherization was the second-largest Recovery Act jobs creator last fall.
Beginning in the fall of 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) made $4.8 billion available to states and their community agencies who will weatherize nearly 800,000 homes by 2013. That’s about 200,000 above the production goal.
Learn More about the Federal Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program HERE.