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Weatherization grants available for Lawrence homeowners

August 24, 2010

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For Lawrence homeowners looking to prepare their homes for the cold winter ahead, the city of Lawrence might have grants to help cover the cost.

Through a Community Development Block Grant, the city has money that can be used for weatherization projects such as attic insulation, storm windows and entry door weather-stripping. The hope is that homeowners will reduce the amount of cold air entering a home and in turn increase energy efficiency.

The grant comes with the following requirements:

• Must be the first time the homeowner participated in the program.

• The home must be owner occupied and cannot have more than two dwelling units.

• The homeowner can’t exceed family income guidelines, which range from an average gross income of $38,950 for a single person to $55,600 for a family of four.

Grants for energy savings improvements do not have to be repaid.

Applications are available at the Planning and Development Services Office, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Level 1, Suite 110, or online at lawrenceks.org/pds/housing_programs.

Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 31. For more information call 832-7700

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