Grant: $124,756,312 - Department of Energy - Jun. 25, 2009
20% voted satisfied - 80% voted not satisfied - 10 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Georgia?s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides weatherization retrofits to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reducing their total residential expenditures, and improving their health and safety. Funds awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provide a significant increase in funding for weatherization services and it increases the maximum amount that may be spent to $6500 per household. Over 14,000 housing units are projected to be weatherized by March 31, 2012.
Project Description: The WAP is the primary energy conservation organization for low-income individuals, which provides free energy conservation measures to income eligible households. The WAP is administered according to U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) guidelines, and it operates in all of Georgia?s 159 counties. Weatherization services are provided throughout the state of Georgia by 22 local providers. The service providers include local Community Action Agencies, public or private not-for profit agencies as well as city and county government entities. The priority population for the program is persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high-energy burden. If anyone, living in the household, has received Supplemental Security Income at anytime in the last twelve months, the household automatically qualifies. Families whose annual income is 200 percent above the federal poverty level are eligible for weatherization assistance. For example, families of four with an annual income of $40,000 are eligible.
Jobs Summary: Funding provided to Georgia?s WAP through ARRA, fulfills the aims of the Act through the creation of jobs primarily at the Sub-recipient level. Sub-recipients weatherization projects will continue to create jobs in the administration support of the program and in the field retrofitting units. (Total jobs reported: 68)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.||$6,926,773||CLARKSTON||GA|
|ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR SAVANNAH-CHATHAM COUNTY AREA, INC.||$2,743,987||SAVANNAH||GA|
|ENRICHMENT SERVICES PROGRAM INCORPORATED||$3,758,994||COLUMBUS||GA|
|The Middle Georgia Community Action Agency Inc||$2,764,125||EASTMAN||GA|
|MIDDLE GEORGIA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC., THE||$6,358,846||WARNER ROBINS||GA|
|NINTH DISTRICT OPPORTUNITY, INC||$8,837,469||GAINESVILLE||GA|
|Georgia North Community Action Inc||$5,471,460||JASPER||GA|
|COMMUNITY ACTION FOR IMPROVEMENT, INC.||$4,138,220||LAGRANGE||GA|
|CONCERTED SERVICES, INC.||$3,455,919||WAYCROSS||GA|
|Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc.||$5,469,280||MOULTRIE||GA|
|Tallatoona Economic Opportunity Authority Inc||$4,103,205||CARTERSVILLE||GA|
|West Central Georgia Community Action Council Inc||$2,448,384||MONTEZUMA||GA|
|Southeast Energy Assistance||$8,196,838||ATLANTA||GA|
|County of Gwinnett||$3,284,888||LAWRENCEVILLE||GA|
|City of Albany||$1,546,104||ALBANY||GA|
|Area Committee To Improve Opportunities Now, Inc.||$5,010,500||ATHENS||GA|
|CSRA ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY INC||$7,000,302||AUGUSTA||GA|
|CONCERTED SERVICES, INC.||$4,163,318||WAYCROSS||GA|
|CLAYTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE AUTHORITY INC||$3,250,251||FOREST PARK||GA|