By: SNJ Today Staff
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. – The Gateway Community Action Partnership has been awarded over $300,000 from the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Program.
The Gateway Community Action Partnership received $347,337 to implement weatherization and conservation measures in housing units of eligible low-income individuals.
Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), and Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) made the announcement on Monday, June 17th.
“As the summer months roll by, the cost of cooling will continue to rise, making it impossible for some families to afford it,” Sweeney said. “The inability to pay for these expenses can lead to dangerous conditions, especially for the elderly, which is why this funding is so crucial. This program will provide solutions to help these families continue to live in a safe, energy-efficient home.”
“This organization continues to do amazing work in our community, and this award will allow them to do even more for the low-income families here,” Burzichelli said. “This weatherization program will help hundreds of families be better protected from the hottest summers to the coldest winters by improving the safety of their homes through these energy efficiency measures.”
“This award will go a long way towards helping low-income households reduce their energy consumption and save them money,” Taliaferro said. “The money they save can go towards other basic necessities and alleviate the burden of inefficient costs.
The Gateway Community Action Partnership aims to help low to moderate income residents of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency, and improve their quality of life. The organization became a Community Action Partnership in 1987 and operates in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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