Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of August 7, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"People are excited about it. It was really, really busy on Thursday, very busy on Friday, and nuts on Saturday."

Will Gray, sales manager at Gray's Appliance in Melrose, on the impact the stimulus-funded appliance rebate program had on his business.


photo: Colleen Doherty FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"The stimulus money was such a huge windfall for us."

Colleen Doherty, executive director of the Taunton Housing Authority, on the stimulus grants that enabled her agency to federalize housing projects and do much-needed weatherization work.




YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money Read more.


Stimulus funds to help communities rebuild from tornado damage

photo: Building
Over $8 million will help building owners affected by the June 1 tornadoes rebuild using energy efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies. The Recovery Act-funded program, known as ReBuild Western Massachusetts, is designed to assist home and building owners who sustained documented structural damage as a result of the storms. For building owners, the incentives include energy efficiency financing, energy efficiency improvement grants, and renewable energy grants.


Stimulus Stories: Saving energy and lowering bills, with help from the sun and stimulus

photo: UMass Dartmouth Solar Installation
Energy bills at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are about to go down - and it is a stimulus grant that is helping those bills go in that direction. The university is using stimulus funds to install solar panels on five of its buildings. The solar panels total 269 kilowatts and included in the installation is a connection to a web-based system that demonstrates, in real time, the benefits of the solar system. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities for Individuals:

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: On-site resource for Career Service Advisors

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Solar Domestic Hot Water System Equipment and Installation

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