A blower door test is one of the many diagnostic features employed by our program to ensure the highest energy savings possible for those we serve.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We're back!

Hello all,

Sorry for the interruption in posting for the last few months. This was due to some personnel changes, and posting will resume.

There have been many updates to the program since the hiatus.

1) Continuing Resolution: Congress passed a Continuing Resolution on September 24, 2008 in order to avoid confrontations with President Bush over the FY 2009 Budget. The Resolution ran until March 6, 2009 and was extended to March 11, 2009. It provided $250 million in funding for the WAP.

2) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA): This $787.2 billion economic stimulus package was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. The Act contains $5 billion in funding for the WAP, to be spent over a 3-year time frame.

3) FY 2009 Omnibus: The nine-bill $410 billion Omnibus Bill was signed into law on March 11, 2009. The Bill contains an additional $300 million for WAP.

More information and updates, as well as news regarding the implementation of the ARRA to follow.

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