Welcome! Login | Register
 

25 Ways to Give in RI this Holiday Season—The holidays are a time of giving -…

New England’s Booziest States—New England is known for it's love of…

URI Upsets #21 Nebraska, Win 66-62 At The Ryan Center- 5 Takeaways—The Rams knock off #21 Nebraska in OT…

5 Takeaways from Brown’s 78-66 Loss to Indiana State—Leland King drops 25 points but it was…

Brown Throttles Columbia 41-7 In Season Finale—Bears dominate Lions from start to finish

Revolution-Red Bulls Prepare For Eastern Conference Finals—The Revolution and Red Bulls will kickoff the…

Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker to Return for 37th Annual Performance—Festival Ballet will perform their 37th annual production…

What To Watch For: Patriots vs. Lions—The Patriots and Lions are two of the…

5 Takeaways From The Friars 80-54 Win Over Florida State—Friars roll Florida State 80-54. Improve to 4-0…

Downcity Presents Holiday Social Lineup—InDowncity, Cornish Associates and Aurora are teaming up…

 
 

NEW: Providence Offers Interest-Free Loans to Offset Energy Efficiency Costs

Monday, February 28, 2011

 

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced today a new interest-free Residential Energy Efficiency Loan program designed to help eligible Providence residents make their homes more energy efficient.

Loans up to $9,500 for single-family residences — and $14,000 for two-unit residences — can be used to upgrade, replace, or purchase high-efficiency appliances like furnaces, boilers, central air conditioning, insulation, programmable thermostats, and select Energy Star products. Loans up to $6,500 per unit are also available to multi-unit residencies.

To be eligible for a loan, applicants must meet income qualifications and credit standards [www.providenceplanning.org], as well as have all improvement projects recommended by an energy assessment available free from RISE Engineering. Applicants are also encouraged to supplement loan funds with rebates available through National Grid's EnergyWise program.

"I encourage Providence residents to take advantage of the Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program," said Taveras. "This loan can help homeowners save energy, save money, and help our environment."

Funding for the loan — provided by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — is limited, and potential applicants are encouraged to apply soon.
 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.