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ARRA (Recovery Act) Information

SEICAA's use of Stimulus Funds

Jobs Created

  • 3 full time GED Tutors
  • 2 part time positions saved
  • 9 other full time jobs created with Community Services Block Grant funding
  • 8 full time jobs created in Weatherization Department

Weatherization

  • 438 units weatherized with ARRA funds in 2010 
  • Average 39 homes completed a month
  • 562 total homes completed with ARRA funds

Construction

  • 6 homes completed

 

 

GED Program

  • 310 have completed or are actively working toward the GED
    • 56 are being tutored
    • 232 have completed their GED
  • Bannock- 169 graduates, 41 active students
  • Bear Lake- 3 graduates, 0 active students
  • Bingham- 40 graduates, 11 active students
  • Caribou- 1 graduate, 1 active students
  • Franklin- 2 graduates, 0 active students
  • Oneida- 11 graduates, 2 active students
  • Power- 6 graduates,2 active students
  • 79 GED participants have gone on to additional schooling (ISU/technical professional)
  • 138 graduates have improved their employment

 

Credit Counseling

  • 100 individuals have received credit counseling at NO CHARGE

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing

SEICAA provided assistance to households facing eviction with HPRP funds from August 2009-April 2010.

  • 210 households assisted
  • $304,721 provided in assistance in 8 months to prevent homelessness

Weatherization Public Service Announcement

As a result of the Stimulus-Recovery Act 2009 Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Inc. (SEICAA) Weatherization Program has received a significant increase in funding for the DOE Low Income Weatherization Program for the purpose of weatherizing homes in southeastern Idaho. Beginning April 1, 2009 income eligibility guidelines increased to 200% Federal Poverty level.

Family Size Threshold Annual Income
1 $10,830 $21,660
2 $14,570 $29,140
3 $18,310 $36,620
4 $22,050 $44,100
5 $25,790 $51,580
6 $29,530 $59,060
7 $33,270 $66,540
8 $37,010 $74,020
Each Additional Member $3,740 $7,480

 Weatherization is an important component to reducing energy consumption. According to Debra Hemmert, SEICAA's Executive Director, "SEICAA will be performing Weatherization measures on approximately 500 qualified homes per year vs. previous quotas of 150 homes. Weatherization is an extremely effective program in reducing energy and improving quality of life for the most vulnerable citizens in southeast Idaho."

To receive more information and/or to apply for the program, contact SEICAA at 208-232-1114, or visit your local SEICAA Office.

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.

Weatherization Assistance

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.