Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2011

City offering grants for residents to weatherize homes

July 28, 2011

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Weatherizing your home this year? The city of Lawrence may be able to pay for it.

The city is providing grants as part of an effort to assist low-to-moderate income families conserve energy and lower their utility bills.

The grants pay for storm windows, attic insulation and door weather strips. City workers visit homes to determine what type of weatherization needs to be done. Jessica Roberts, project specialist, said the average cost of needed work is $1,500 a home.

Lawrence began the weatherization program in 1976.

The city is accepting applications through August. Money is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program accommodated all 83 applicants last year, Roberts said. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit http://web.ci.lawrence.ks.us/lists/archive.php?x=2990.

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