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Weatherization Assistance Program
State and local governments are handling billions more dollars going into the federal Weatherization Assistance Program. The program allows as much as $6,500 to be spent sealing up a house for income-eligible homeowners. The income thresholds were raised under the new legislation to 200% above the federal poverty line. That corresponds to an income of $44,100 for a family four or $29,140 for a family of two.

Jason Hartke of the U.S. Green Building Council said upgrades from this program often start with sealing up a leaky house. "They go for the low-hanging fruit first: weatherstripping, insulation, new windows. Those are big energy savers that often pay for themselves."

For questions about your eligibility for the Weather Assistance Program, call the program hotline at 800-363-3732.

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Last updated May 07 2009: 12:57 PM ET
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