By San Antonio Business Journal

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs approved San Antonioâ¿¿s mitigation action plan to weatherize homes in the city using $12.4 million in federal stimulus funds.

The departmentâ¿¿s executive director Michael Gerber signed off on the cityâ¿¿s plan on Monday. The signature ensures that all federally approved funding will be spent in a timely and effective manner to weatherize homes in San Antonio. CPS Energy will serve as the subcontractor to the city to administer the program.

CPS Energy is the cityâ¿¿s partner in the Casa Verde SA weatherization program, which is designed to assist low-income homeowners and renters by installing upgrades that increase energy efficiency of their houses and reduce utility bills.

⿿Our weatherization efforts through Casa Verde SA are valuable and important to our residents,⿝ says City Manager Sheryl Sculley. ⿿I appreciate the spirit of cooperation exhibited in this meeting between the TDHCA, city and CPS Energy representatives to have the most effective program possible in San Antonio.⿝

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