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City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 31, 2009
Stimulus-funded weatherization projects to begin Sept. 23
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Housing and Community Development Department has announced that contracts for weatherization projects funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 will go to bid later this week and work will begin Sept. 23 and 24.
“These U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded weatherization projects will help residents save on their energy bills, provide jobs for the local economy and benefit the environment,” said City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks, 3rd District and chairwoman of the City’s Housing Committee. “City staff worked diligently to recruit and train contractors in a short period of time so that we could put these funds to work in our communities as soon as possible.”
The first round of weatherization projects will include more than 50 locations, which will generate more than 90 separate contracts (bids will be awarded separately for insulation work and furnace work).
City contractors will undertake projects in Camden Point, Lee's Summit and Independence, but the majority of work will be done in Kansas City, Mo., including the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus-funded projects in Kansas City’s Green Impact Zone.
More than 100 contractors attended an informational and training meeting hosted by the City on Aug. 21 to review new regulations and answer questions about weatherization and future opportunities.
For more information, contact Bob Jackson, Housing and Community Development Department at (816) 513-3025.