Approximately 150 moderate- and low-income homeowners will receive a comprehensive home performance audit and energy saving improvements thanks to a $930,000 grant awarded to the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources. The Maryland Energy Administration announced the grant as part of its EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Program.
“We are very pleased to be awarded this grant so we can provide energy-saving home enhancements for many homeowners,” commented County Executive Jan Gardner. “The 2016 Power Saver Retrofits program will help our residents who would not have been able to afford heating and cooling system improvements, energy-efficient appliances, lighting upgrades and other repairs to correct health and safety issues.”
Frederick County has received the grant for the third year in a row, and this year received the highest award in the state. Previous grants have served 216 county households.