The US Department of Energy awarded OECA $1M of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds under Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0000220. OECA is matching that funding with $250,000.
The intent of this DOE grant is to develop new and expand existing low-income weatherization training centers and programs that provide accelerated, standardized, and multi-tiered weatherization training. The centers and programs developed are to offer training for individuals responsible for implementing the weatherization of low income households using a combination of classroom, online, and hands-on learning tools.
Expand existing training capacity by supplementing existing facilities and programs.
Create additional training options to serve a more diverse population.
Standardize training across the region to existing state weatherization standards.
Furnish the Northwest Research and Training Center for Energy and Weatherization.
The Residential Energy Analyst Program will dramatically expand to include the full building stock and replicate it across a wider geographic area by
adding training and support personnel,
increasing equipment inventories,
furnishing existing facilities,
training and certifying new trainers, and
certifying new facilities.
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