Grant: $243,398,975 - Department of Energy - Apr. 1, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 24 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Michigan Department of Human Services has been awarded ARRA funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons in the amount of $243 million dollars over the next three years. The State plan includes changes in the Weatherization Program for year 2009: average cost per unit maximum of $6,500, increase in income eligibility limits to 200% of poverty or 60% of state median income, which ever is higher, and program training plan. Changes in the plan also include the new positions 10 BC11; 1 reports person, the Division manager and the secretary. Funding has been allocated to the 32 Community Action Agencies and Limited Purpose Agencies that serve as Local Weatherization Operators (LWOs) in Michigan under the existing weatherization program. The funding is exclusively for weatherization, which involves the installation of energy efficiency measures on low-income homes. Applications are taken at Local Weatherization Operator offices. Approximately 33,000 homes will be weatherized in Michigan through March 2012 with the ARRA funding. Households generally realize a 25% reduction in their energy usage as a result of weatherization.
Project Description: First Quarter Report: ARRA activities were centered on preparing the agencies for the increase in production. Each of the 32 LWOs has received their contracts for the ARRA funding. However, a slight delay occurred due to the prevailing wage provision to be paid for all ARRA funded weatherization work. The US Department of Labor released the prevailing wage rates for Michigan in mid-August. Currently, a majority of LWOs have submitted RFQs for State review before soliciting subcontractors to perform weatherization work at the local level. Most LWOs have been taking applications and pre-qualifying homes since the ARRA funding was announced. As agencies complete the RFQ requirements, contractors will be ready to weatherize a significant number of qualified and pre-inspected homes. A few crew-based agencies have started ARRA production and several contractor based agencies plan to start ARRA production in late October.
Jobs Summary: Michigan, DHS - Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Weatherization Program - Jobs Created: Weatherization Division Manager, Weatherization Supervisor, and Fiscal Monitor. The staffing plan includes additional 18 staff positions to meet the ARRA requirements in monitoring, training, and reporting. The staff will be hired on a limited term basis for the duration of the 3 year funding period. The 32 Local Weatherization Operators are increasing their staff to meet higher levels of production work. LWOs use contractors or in-house crews to install weatherization measures. To meet increased production levels, the LWOs are adding contractors and/or increasing staff. Additional agency staff will help to manage the increase work load and client intake process. LWO/Contractor Job Titles: (2) Administrative Assistant, (5) Advocacy Specialist, Assessment and Eligibility Specialist, Assistant Inspector, Bookkeeper, (2) Carpenter, Client Services Coordinator, Community Resource Specialist, Community Services Manager, Compliance Coordinator, Contracted Inspector, Contractor Liaison Officer, (2) County Director, (4) Crew Leader, (5) Crew Worker, Data Input Specialist, Data Maintenance Clerk, Davis Bacon Compliance Specialist, (2) Energy Aide, Energy Audit Specialist 1, Energy Auditor, (4) Energy Specialist , Energy Technician II, Field Operations Supervisor, Executive Assistant, (2) Fiscal Support Technician, Foreman/Scheduler, (4) Home Repair and Energy Programs Insp., Housing Coordinator, (2) Housing Director, (9) Housing Specialist, Human Resources Specialist, (2) HVAC Weatherization Inspector, (3) Inspector, (6) Intake Worker, Outreach Schoolcraft, Outreach Worker, Post Inspector, (3) Program Assistant, (2) Program Operation Manager, Receptionist, Records Processing Clerk, Records Support Technician, Records/Clerical Coordinator, Secretary, (3) Weatherization Application Specialist, (3) Weatherization Assistant, (3) Weatherization Clerical, (2) Weatherization Coordinator, Weatherization Field Supervisor, (25) Weatherization Inspector, (13) Weatherization Worker, Wx Assistant Production Supervisor, WX Clerk, WX Compliance Assistant, WX Financial Assistant, WX Inspector, (3) WX Outreach Worker, Wx Production Manager, WX Program Coordinator, (2) WX Technical Analyst, Wx Warehouse Technician (Total jobs reported: 96)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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