Durbin Announces Nearly $2 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Weatherization Training Centers in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded two grants totaling $1,959,635 for weatherization training center development and expansion projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, Illinois, will receive $1,000,000 and the Board of Trustees at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, will receive $959,635 to develop training centers.

The weatherization training centers funded through this announcement will provide green job training to local workers in energy efficiency retrofitting and weatherization services that will allow local workforces to expand the usage of energy efficient practices in Illinois’ homes and businesses. This funding is part of $29 million in weatherization training center grants awarded nationwide by the DOE today.