May 6, 2009: Rep. Ryan Announces over $22,000,000 in Housing Weatherization Funds
State of Ohio Department of Development to disburse latest ARRA funds
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) announced that counties within the 17th Congressional District would receive $22,197,175 in stimulus money as part of a grant to make houses more energy efficient. The funds are part of $266 million in revenue that will be administered by the State of Ohio and granted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Monies will be used to make necessary improvements to low income homes that will improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
“This is a jobs bill,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “This money will create skilled jobs and provide opportunities to subcontractors specializing in weatherization/energy efficiency services. It puts people back to work in the short term and reduces energy costs and consumption in the long term.”
The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will be receiving $7,421,544 expected to help weatherize 885 homes
The Trumbull County Action Program will receive $3,684,570 for expected work on 439 houses.
Portage County Inc. will receive $2,346,242 for expected work on 280 houses
The East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation will receive $1,786,390 for work on 213 houses.
Summit County Department of Community and Economic Development has been granted $6,958,429 for work on 829 houses.
Number of homes is a projection provided by the Ohio Department of Development. The distribution of stimulus funds is expected to begin in June and will continue over the next three years. Funding is still contingent upon approval of the Home Weatherization Assistance Program plan by the U.S. Department of Energy.