With American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, Pennsylvania is building lasting assets. Recovery Act awards are helping to pave roads and fix bridges, fund clean water projects, strengthen a public education system that continues to produce academic gains for students, and improve our state's environment and energy efficiency. The Recovery Act is also helping those most in need through extended unemployment benefits, food assistance and health care. In the process, Pennsylvania is creating tens of thousands of jobs. For more detailed information about projects in your county, follow the corresponding project link below. In instances where projects impact more than one county, the project and funding amount may appear in other county summaries. Many other projects in the county are funded by Recovery Act dollars distributed directly from federal agencies. Information on those projects is available at http://www.recovery.gov/.
The project will increase energy efficiency in homes by reducing energy costs and increasing comfort while safeguarding the health and safety of the resident. Eligible applicants are those persons or families whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
On-site energy audits are conducted on each home to determine which of the following measures would be installed or services performed, up to an average of $6,500 per home: blower door guided air sealing to effectively locate and reduce air-leakage throughout the home; installation of attic, wall, basement and crawlspace insulation and ventilation to reduce energy loss; heating system modification or replacement to increase the efficiency and/or safety of the heating system; minor repairs, and/or health and safety measures are provided (when necessary) to allow the safe and effective installation of the weatherization measures; energy baseload reduction, including CFL and appliance replacement, and; client education on the proper use and maintenance of the installed Weatherization measures and ways to reduce energy waste everyday.
The project will weatherize 618 homes through 3/31/12.
The BDLW Conservations Works! Project is a multi-municipal project that will implement energy conservation measures through various energy upgrades and renewable energy implementation. This project involves the use of solar energy, insulation and energy efficient window upgrades, the installation of energy efficient lighting, and the installation of two geothermal heat pump systems. Also, included in the application is a funding request to complete energy audits for Bradford, Decatur, and Woodward Townships, which will pave the way for future energy efficiency upgrades. The project has a combined energy source savings of 1244 MMBtu well in excess of the 25% energy savings required. Energy savings is valued at $17,195. This project will ensure the retention of 24 full time permanent jobs.
Scope of Work:
City Walkway: The existing light fixtures 100 watts (consuming 150 watts) will be replaced with LED light fixtures consuming 75 watts. Total of 10 fixtures to be replaced.
City Park: The existing 1000 watts fixtures (consuming 1100 watts each shall be replaced with LED fixtures consumng 150 watts each. Total number of 33 fixtures to be replaced. The 400 watt fixtures (consuming 500 watts power) shall be replaced with 150 watts LED lights. Total of 24 fixtures shall be replaced.
City Street Lighting: The light modules of existing street lights consuming 150 watts power shall be replaced with 75 watts LED modules. Total of 52 light modules shall be replaced.
The project provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. Funds will be used for activities to address the jurisdiction’s homelessness needs such as: financial assistance with rental payments; security deposits; utility payments or deposits; arrearages; moving costs; and, motel/hotel vouchers; and housing relocation and stabilization services such as case management; outreach and engagement; housing search and placement; legal services; and, credit repair.
The project consists of reconstruction of the main parking area of the Memorial Community Park located near downtown DuBois. The reconstruction will include milling, bituminous resurfacing, curbing and, if necessary, related storm water management. The project also includes reconstruction of the driveway apron and sidewalks accessing J.E. DuBois Hose House fire station
This project will address the non-point source pollution through the use of forested riparian buffers. Approximately 51.73 acres of forested riparian buffers will be created along streams that will span over 26 different private properties, and 5 contiguous counties.
The project will provide financial literacy training and minor home rehabilitation in order for clients to have safe/stable housing options; provide services that will avoid utility or fuel termination and provide for assistance in obtaining a driver’s license in order to acquire or maintain viable employment.
* Totals reflect only funding flowing through state agencies.
Direct Benefits to Families
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People Helped in Clearfield County
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The Recovery Act will help low income individuals and families with a 13.69% increase in the maximum Food Stamp (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP) benefit. It also suspends the 3 month limit on assistance for many unemployed childless adults.
Low income children and adults will continue to have access to health care through Medical Assistance.
Health Insurance for Unemployed
The Recovery Act will help make health care available to individuals who are involuntarily separated from their jobs. A COBRA subsidy will pay 65 percent of the monthly premium for individuals earning less than $145,000 and couples earning less than $290,000.
Individuals earning up to $75,000 will receive a $400 tax credit in 2009 and 2010. Married couples filing jointly and earning up to $150,000 will receive a $800 tax credit.
The Recovery Act will help these Pennsylvanians with a $25 per week increase in unemployment benefits through the rest of the year. It also provides additional weeks of benefits.
All numbers are estimates, and will fluctuate over time.