Grant will help with utility costs
Some Morgan County residents with disabilities, the elderly and low-income residents experiencing difficulty paying high utility bills may be eligible to receive assistance thanks to a grant announced last week.
Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $131,007 for home weatherization to the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc.
The organization will use the funds to make home improvements such as adding insulation, replacing or repairing windows and doors, sealing air leaks and patching holes in roofs for qualified residents in Morgan, Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties.
In addition to lower utility bills, weatherization projects can stimulate economic development in low-income communities and improve the overall environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels.