Green Jobs Green New York launches in Oswego County

by Nicole Reitz

At a recent Oswego Common Council meeting, the Public Policy and Education Fund announced the launch of the Green Jobs Green New York program in Oswego County.

The Green Jobs Green New York program is a statewide initiative offering eligible residents with free energy assessments.

The PPEF helps homeowners access the program by providing information about home efficiency incentives, and guiding them through the process.

The free energy assessment lets homeowners know where they are losing energy, and subsequently, money.

“We are really starting to focus on Oswego because of the older housing stock, which is generally inefficient,” said David Alicea, outreach associate.

“With many families already struggling, our program will help Oswego County residents save money while also helping the environment,” he added.

In addition to the free assessment, residents may be eligible for a 50 percent grant and a low interest loan to finance any home efficiency work.

The grant is based on household income and family size.

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