Wisconsin’s progress in weatherizing homes under the federal government’s stimulus program has qualified the state for the remaining $70.8 million of the $141.6 million it was allocated for the work, according to a release Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Energy.
As of June 30, Wisconsin had weatherized more than 5,700 homes with stimulus money, according to the release.
State officials had estimated about 16,900 homes would be weatherized under the program. By weatherizing more than 30 percent of the total, plus meeting other requirements, the state qualifies for the rest of its allocation, according to the release.
During the second quarter, the Recovery Act Weatherization Assistance Program supported more than 13,000 jobs in the United States, including more than 630 jobs in Wisconsin, according to the release.