TROY, N.Y. -- Congressman Paul Tonko is urging homeowners to take advantage of federal stimulus money to improve home energy efficiency.
Tonko says homeowners should apply for weatherization funds given to agencies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The program is available to families making up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is about $45,000 a year for a family of four.
Local Agency - Commission on Economic Opportunity: Weatherization Assistance Program
This program provides an energy audit of housing units to identify specific measures that will increase energy efficiency. Recommended energy conservation and health and safety measures are provided free of charge to income eligible customers.
If you think you are eligible, and you live in Rensselaer County, you can contact CEO at 272-6012.