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Thousands of Tennessee families will qualify for weatherization aid

tennesseedepartmentofhumanservicesNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The federal government today released the second installment of Weatherization Recovery funds for Tennessee.  More than $99 million is allocated to the Volunteer State under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Today’s award of $39.6 million will  be spent to improve the energy efficiency of thousands of homes across the state through measures that include insulation, weather stripping and window replacement to qualified Tennesseans.  The U.S. Department of Energy is releasing the funds incrementally, based on a state’s performance.

“We are very excited about this latest installment of Recovery funds” said Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Gina Lodge.  “It will move us further toward our goal of improving the energy efficiency of over 10,000 homes.  We encourage citizens to apply for this program at their local Weatherization agency.”

Citizens may download a short application from the DHS website ( www.tn.gov/wap) and submit it to their local Weatherization agency.  The agency then determines if a household qualifies for the program.  Priority is given to individuals with disabilities, the elderly and families with children under 6-years old.  (For a breakdown of funding by agency, see the following pages.)

Eligibility is based on established federal poverty guidelines, and documentation of household income is required.  Tennesseans whose household income does not exceed 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines (that’s $44,100/year for a family of four) are potentially eligible for the program.  DHS has a network of 18 community and government agencies that administers the program across the state.

Licensed Tennessee contractors who are DoE certified and interested in performing Weatherization work can view job postings by county by visiting www.tn.gov/wap.  More than 800 jobs have been posted to date.  Job descriptions are posted on the site by county, but contractors must submit their bids to the local Weatherization agency.

To view the DoE’s press release on Tennessee’s award, visit www.energy.gov .  For a list of local agencies, the counties they serve and their funding breakdown, please see the following pages.

Weatherization Agency – Allocation Amount

BLOUNT COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – $1.26 million

3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville, Tennessee 37703
(865)983-8411

Serving Blount County

Website: www.blountcaa.org

BRADLEY-CLEVELAND COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY – $1.21 million
P.O. Box 3297, 155 Sixth Street, S.E.
Cleveland, Tennessee 37320
(423) 479-4111 x 101

Serving Bradley County

CHATTANOOGA HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT – $3.64 million

501 West 12th Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 757-5538

Serving Hamilton County

Website: www.Chattanooga.gov/82_HumanServices.htm

CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – $1.61 million

350 Pageant Lane, Suite 307
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-5774

Website: www.cmccaa.com

DELTA HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $1.69 million

P. O. Box 634 – 915 Highway 51 South
Covington, Tennessee 38019
(901) 476-5226

Serving Fayette, Lauderdale & Tipton Counties

EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $7.75 million

9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D100
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
(865) 691-2551 or (800) 552-0127 x 4825

Serving: Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Monroe, Morgan, Scott, Sevier & Union Counties

Website: www.ethra.org

HIGHLAND RIM ECONOMIC CORPORATION – $1.02 million

P.O. Box 208 – 213 College Street
Erin, Tennessee 37061
(931) 289-4101

Serving Dickson, Houston, Humphreys & Stewart Counties

Website: www.highlandrim.org

KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE – $4.95 million

2247 Western Avenue, PO Box 51650
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1650
(865) 637-6700

Serving Knox County

Website: www.knoxcac.org

METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY – $7.60 million

701 South Sixth Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
(615) 252-8500

Serving Davidson County

Website: www.nashville.gov/mdha

MID-CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – $6.00 million

233 Legend Drive, Suite 103, P. O. Box 310
Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0310
(615) 742-1113 or 1137

Serving Cheatham, Sumner, Trousdale, Rutherford, Robertson, Wilson & Williamson Counties

Website: www.mid-cumberlandcaa.com

MID-EAST COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY – $1.12 million

P.O. Box 43 – 141 Odd Fellow Cemetery Road
Rockwood, Tennessee 37854
(865) 354-0450 ext. 223

Serving Loudon and Roane Counties

Website: www.mecaa.net

NORTHWEST TENNESSEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL – $3.83 million

231 S. Wilson Street
Dresden, Tennessee 38225
(731) 364-3228

Serving Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion & Weakley Counties

Website: www.nwcommunityaction.org

SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY – $14.76 million

100 North Main, Suite 1300
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-0513
(901) 545-4630

Serving Shelby County

Website: www.shelbycountytn.gov

SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $5.37 million

606 Lee Avenue, P. O. Box 638
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-7182

Serving Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry & Wayne Counties

Website: www.schra.us

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $2.80 million

1012 Resource Road, P. O. Box 909
Dunlap, Tennessee 37327
(423) 949-2191

Serving Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea & Sequatchie Counties

SOUTHWEST HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $3.97 million

1527 White Avenue
Henderson, Tennessee 38340
(731) 989-5111

Serving Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Madison & McNairy Counties

Website: www.swhra.org

UPPER CUMBERLAND HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY – $5.15 million

3111 Enterprise Drive
Cookeville, Tennessee 38506
(931) 528-1127

Serving Clay, Cannon, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Warren, White & Van Buren Counties

Website: www.uchra.com

UPPER EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – $7.24 million

301 Louis Street, P. O. Box 46
Kingsport, Tennessee 37662
(423) 246-6180

Serving Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan, Washington

Website: www.uethda.org

****Allocations are based on the U.S. Census poverty level data for Tennessee counties****


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