Grant: $175,984,474 - Department of Energy - Apr. 10, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $175,984,474 to the Florida Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to help reduce the monthly energy burden of Florida's low-income population households by making those dwellings more energy efficient. To date DOE has released 50% of the total award amount. The funding, administered by the Florida Department of Community Affairs, will be passed through to the existing 29 provider agencies (non-profit entities and county governments). Each of these providers along with the contractors and vendors participating in the program, will assist in job creation and retention by providing energy efficiency improvements on low-income dwellings. Weatherization activities may include: addressing air infiltration with weather stripping, caulking, thresholds, minor repairs to walls, ceiling and floors and window or door replacement; apply solar reflective coating to manufactured homes; adding ceiling and floor insulation; evaluating efficiency of heating and cooling systems, refrigerators, water heaters; and installing solar screens, low flow shower heads, compact fluorescent light bulbs, water heater and water line insulation. One hundred percent of the beneficiaries of the WAP are below the 200% federal income guidelines.
Project Description: Primary activity has been focused on capacity-building and training at the local provider level. Local providers were required to complete specific benchmarks, prior to receipt of ARRA working weatherization grants. Benchmarks included: completion of one-week inspection training for existing and new employees, successfully completing field testing, and validation and eligibility verification of client waiting lists. A number of local providers have now completed benchmarks and have recently begun to weatherize homes.
Jobs Summary: 83.07 FTEs equal 91 jobs. Jobs will be created at the state and local provider level, as well as through the procurement of private-sector contractual services. State jobs will be for performing contract management, fiscal tracking and reporting and other administrative duties including compliance oversight. Jobs created at the local provider level include intake staff, administrative assistants, inspectors supervisors and on-site personnel. Private-sector employment will be created through several contractual service agreements initiated to assist with field monitoring, training, fiscal monitoring, public outreach and Davis Bacon monitoring. To date, the following jobs have been created: 2- Community Assistance Consultants-State Level 1- Government Analyst II-State Level 32.35 - Inspectors 12 - Construction Crew Staff 21.22 - Administrative Staff In addition, there have been 14.50 jobs retained through this funding at the local provider level. Total Jobs Created = 68.57 Total Jobs Retained =14.50 (Total jobs reported: 83)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM COMMITTEE INC||$2,501,253||PENSACOLA||FL|
|Suwannee River Economic Council Inc||$6,573,115||LIVE OAK||FL|
|CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.||$2,625,471||TALLAHASSEE||FL|
|County of Liberty||$636,455||BRISTOL||FL|
|WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS||$653,872||CRAWFORDVILLE||FL|
|MANATEE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.||$1,208,108||BRADENTON||FL|
|Broward County Minority Builders Cohalition Inc||$158,724||FORT LAUDERDALE||FL|
|Calhuan County Board of County Commissioners||$5,789||BLOUNTSTOWN||FL|
|Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida, Inc.||$121,854||JACKSONVILLE||FL|
|Indiantown Non Profit Housing Inc||$208,899||INDIANTOWN||FL|
|LAKE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY INC||$147,889||EUSTIS||FL|
|LEE, COUNTY OF||$63,150||FORT MYERS||FL|
|County of Liberty||$18,314||BRISTOL||FL|
|MANATEE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.||$66,939||BRADENTON||FL|
|Meals On Wheels, Etc., Inc.||$61,220||SANFORD||FL|
|County of Miami-Dade||$429,434||MIAMI||FL|
|MID FLORIDA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.||$75,133||BROOKSVILLE||FL|
|Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Inc||$396,090||JACKSONVILLE||FL|
|Osceola County Council On Aging, Inc.||$69,320||KISSIMMEE||FL|
|Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc||$2,156,446||TAMPA||FL|