Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Missouri to Hold Public Meeting on Economic Stimulus for Weatherization Program

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MoDNR) Energy Center will hold a public hearing on the statewide Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The public hearing will be held April 24 in Jefferson City. MoDNR will hold the public hearing from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m., or until all comments are noted for public record, on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building in the Nightingale Creek Conference Room, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, MO.

During the hearing, the public is invited to comment concerning Missouri's state plan for the new three-year grant application under ARRA. The program funds are provided by DOE and are administered by the Energy Center.

Oral and written comments may be presented at the public hearing. After the hearing, MoDNR will finalize the application and submit it to DOE for approval. The ARRA plan for weatherization is separate from the regular annual program plan, which will be discussed in an April 15 hearing.

The Low-Income Weatherization Program application for the ARRA funding is available online for review at: Please address written comments on the plan to Marcy Oerly, Department of Natural Resources, Energy Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. Written comments must be postmarked no later than April 24, 2009.

People with disabilities requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the Department's Energy Center at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-2254.

You can read the full MoDNR news release here.

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