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Free energy efficiency improvements available

The South Central Community Action Program is seeking applicants from Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties for its Weatherization Program. The Weatherization Program reduces energy consumption in low-income households and insures that each client has a safe, operating heat source. Each client receives a furnace inspection and an energy audit. SCCAP uses private contractors to… Continue reading Free energy efficiency improvements available

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Weatherization

Tuesday News – Old National and SCCAP team up

SCCAP is currently working with Old National Bank to help make repairs to the home of an elderly Bloomington couple. The work is being done with funds from a Old National grant program in which the bank will spend up to $10,000 if another entity provides a 25 percent match. SCCAP is providing the matching funds. In… Continue reading Tuesday News – Old National and SCCAP team up

Uncategorized, Weatherization

Solar PV Projects Part of $120 Million DOE Weatherization Funding Awards

This article from the Solar Home and Business Journal discusses the new weatherization grants that SCCAP and other organizations have been awarded: http://tinyurl.com/29d63lo The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that 120 organizations across the country will receive nearly $120 million under a Weatherization Assistance Program that will include some solar photovoltaic installations. Even more… Continue reading Solar PV Projects Part of $120 Million DOE Weatherization Funding Awards

Energy_Assistance

Six simple ways to save energy at home

Along with helping people with their utility bills and making energy efficiency improvements to homes, the South Central Community Action Program also provides education to clients on how to use less energy in their homes. So it's always good to see others spreading the word on saving energy at home. Here's a pretty good list of energy-saving tips… Continue reading Six simple ways to save energy at home

Monroe County, Weatherization

A grandmother’s story of a $745 electric bill and a program to reduce her future energy costs

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about one of the first weatherization jobs that the South Central Community Action Program is undertaking with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds are provided through the U.S. Department of Energy and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Shirley Beaumont never used… Continue reading A grandmother’s story of a $745 electric bill and a program to reduce her future energy costs