|6, 2010 Volume 2, Issue 4|
The Weatherization PLUS Newsletter
Economic Opportunity Studies, Inc. | www.weatherizationplus.org
EOS Awarded New W.A.P. ARRA Grant for Leveraging and Performance Assistance
We’re Seeking New Team Members to Contribute to This Three-Year Project!
We at EOS are happy to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy to deliver the Recovery Act Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships and Performance Assistance Project. The funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) resources will allow EOS to deliver two related projects providing services to the nationwide Weatherization network.
Through the first component – The Weatherization Leveraged Partnerships Project – we will provide the network with training and resources for forming partnerships that tap (or “leverage”) funding from non-federal sources to coordinate with federal funds. This work will expand our decade-long record of building the field of leveraging W.A.P. with non-federal partnerships. Our past work is collected at the Leveraging Resources site at weatherizationplus.org. The second component will be The Local Weatherization ARRA Performance Assistance Project; our team will assist local agencies in finding expertise to support their rapid ARRA-funded expansion of services; we will help share the stories of struggle and success across the W.A.P. network.
EOS is recruiting two full-time staff professionals and a summer intern (please see and share the job descriptions). The Project will also work closely with many state Weatherization Associations by funding specific research and communications activities related to its goals.
DOE Announces $29 Million in Recovery Act Awards for Weatherization Training Centers
The Department of Energy announced on June 4 that 34 projects in 27 states have been awarded $29 million in ARRA-funded grants to develop and expand weatherization training centers. This funding will more than triple the number of DOE-funded weatherization training centers nationally, as 26 new centers, many in established W.A.P. organizations, will be established in addition to eight existing centers that will be expanded.
DOE announced: "Using innovative approaches to weatherization training and standardized training curricula, these projects will help prepare weatherization workers, supervisors, and inspectors to maintain a high degree of quality in weatherization projects."
The Newsletter of Economic Opportunity Studies’ Weatherization PLUS Leveraging Partnership Project brings timely information about developments that expand the Weatherization Assistance Program to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities. Visit the Weatherization PLUS portal for more information.
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