News Release 641

Department awards $7.75 million in Energize Missouri Homes Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal Program

Volume 38-641 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 15, 2010 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources today announced it has selected six organizations for grant awards totaling $7.75 million for the Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal Program.

The department has made Energize Missouri Homes grants available through funding received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The organizations will provide program services to homeowners in defined regions of the state. Interested homeowners may identify their local organization and contact them directly to learn more about the program or may visit the department’s website at EnergizeMissouri.org.  

Through the Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal Program, these six organizations will assist more than 1,200 Missouri homeowners with funding for energy audits and energy efficiency upgrades such as weather stripping, insulation, efficient heating and cooling systems and installing geothermal systems.

“Making a home more energy-efficient can lower energy bills, improve the comfort of a home and help protect the environment,” said Kip Stetzler, Acting Director of the Department of Natural Resources. Missouri homeowners realize measurable energy savings.”

The organizational grant recipients include:

The department received project applications for the Energize Missouri Homes - Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal Program through a competitive application process. Grant recipients have until January 2012 to complete their projects.

The department is administering more than $200 million in Recovery Act funding to support Energize Missouri projects to create jobs and improve energy efficiencies and renewable energy for Missouri. The department is committed to working closely with the selected organizations to assist with funding efforts that support energy efficiency projects as well as provide financial savings.

For more information on the Homeowner Upgrades and Geothermal Program, contact Energize Missouri Homes, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or 877-610-0834 and EMH.upgrades@shawgrp.com.

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