Governor Bentley Approved $950,000 in Grants to Support Weatherization Assistance Program

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley approved $950,000 in grants to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents who need help reducing their utility bills.

The grants support Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program.  That program pays contractors to improve the energy efficiency and safety of qualifying homes.

“High energy bills can be difficult for Alabamians with limited resources,” Bentley said. “The weatherization program saves energy and lowers utility bills for our most vulnerable residents.”

16 community agencies across the state were awarded grants.  These agencies manage the Weatherization Assistance Program at the local level and receive applications from individuals who need assistance.

Below is a list of each grant, the recipient agency, counties served and the agency telephone number:

-$33,409 to Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (Lee, Macon and Russell) 334-262-4300

-$24,697 to Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Coosa and Tallapoosa) 256-825-4287

-$66,878 to Elmore-Autauga Community Action Committee (Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Perry and Shelby) 334-567-4361

-$20,083 to Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) 334-821-8336

-$24,868 to Community Action of Etowah County (Etowah) 256-546-9271

-$50,757 to Community Action Partnership of Huntsville-Madison and Limestone Counties (Madison and Limestone) 256-851-9800

-$110,053 to Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (Jefferson) 205-327-7500

-$84,278 to Mobile Community Action Inc. (Choctaw, Mobile and Washington) 251-457-5700

-$50,455 to Montgomery County Commission (Montgomery) 334-262-4300

-$67,245 to Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Walker and Winston) 256-355-7843

-$67,421 to Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair) 256-638-4430

-$33,382 to Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale) 256-766-4330

-$107,916 to Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes and Pike) 334-566-1712

-$74,805 to Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox) 251-626-2649

-$58,574 to Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph and Talladega) 256-362-6611

•$75,179 to Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa) 205-752-5429

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