Stimulus Program Media Releases and FAQ
The Recovery Act provides stimulus funds for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Idaho.
The stimulus funds will be used to expand weatherization businesses and/or create new businesses in Idaho. This helps existing businesses that produce the vehicles, insulation, windows, doors and HVAC equipment needed for increased weatherization production. A reduction in energy demand decreases the environmental impact of energy consumption.
Low and middle income households will benefit from decreased utility bills and increased health and safety. The households will be able to spend their resultant surplus on food, clothing, healthcare and education.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
CSBG is a federal block grant that funds over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide to fight the causes and conditions of poverty in their communities.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is also a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income persons, including elderly people and children. It provides them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.