In Michigan
2:26 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Gov joins Lansing crew to promote weatherization assistance

LANSING, MI –
Governor Jennifer Granholm joined a work crew in Lansing Wednesday to promote federal assistance for home weatherization. She said the program is aimed at low-income home owners:

"They can call the Capital Area Community Services and apply and have, hopefully, the folks come out and be able to weatherize their homes," she says. "They can save between 30 and 35-percent on their home heating bills."

The U.S. government has earmarked $7.8 million for the effort in the Lansing area. It's part of nearly a quarter-billion dollars in Recovery Act funds aimed at improving energy efficiency across the state.

The Governor helped caulk a family home on West Michigan Avenue.