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WNY agencies get $5.9 million in energy efficiency grants

Six Western New York non-profit groups have been awarded $5.9 million in state funding to do energy efficiency work to help low-income households reduce their energy consumption.

The grants, part of $57 million in funding awarded through the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program, will be used to do upgrades, such as air sealing, insulation, upgrading heating systems, and diagnostic testing to identify hazards such as carbon monoxide and mold to ensure air quality.

The local agencies receiving grants include: Supportive Services Corp., $1.99 million; Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo, $1.2 million; Cattaraugus Community Action, $833,858; Niagara Community Action Program, $823,848; Chautauqua Opportunities, $564,247; and Matt Urban Center $469,273.