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