Greensboro, NC -- A program through the City of Greensboro has been awarded a $5 million grant to help homeowners make energy efficient upgrades to their homes.
The program is called Better Buildings for Greensboro (BBG). The grant money is from the US Department of Energy's 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The goal of the BBG program is to help homeowners make upgrades that would provide them with an energy savings of at least 15 percent.
Approximately $1.1 million of the $5 million grant is left to spend for energy upgrade work among Greensboro residents.
If you live in the City of Greensboro, you're eligible to receive help. However, there are some income guidelines. The less money a homeowner makes, the more grant money they could receive. You can find those guidelines here.
Each applicant has to go through an application process. The first step is to fill out an application for the program. You can find an application here.
After you fill out the application, you will meet with a program representative. Then, a contractor will do an energy assessment of your home. Once you make the suggested upgrades, a program representative will pay the contractor directly.
The goal of the program is to help at least 2,100 homeowners in the City of Greensboro.
You can find more information, call 336-373-CITY.
The deadline to apply for the program is July 26, 2013.
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