State officials announced today the Kentucky Clean Energy Corps Pilot Program which will help weatherize 100 low-income households in Lexington.
Officials plan to spend 77-million dollars in federal economic stimulus money to make the "green" change. It's in an effort to financially help those struggling to pay heating costs as well as to reduce the carbon footprint as a city.
Mayor Jim Newberry, says, "It benefits the homeowner and helps them save money and the city gets an opportunity to improve the environment."
Organizers predict they will also be able to create as many as 3300 jobs with the program. Officials plan to take the program state-wide and "weatherize" as many as 10,000 homes across Kentucky.