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Indiana weatherizes 20,000th home

Indiana weatherizes 20,000th home

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INDIANAPOLIS | After getting off to a slow start, Indiana has met its goal for home weatherization five months ahead of schedule.

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Wednesday that 20,000 homes have received energy efficiency upgrades through the federally-funded, state-administered Home Energy Conservation Program.

The state missed its initial goals in part due to federal officials questioning Indiana's plan to award smaller grants and push most work to politically-connected contractors.

Skillman said the results show Indiana's way enabled the weather-proofing of more homes and resulted in less waste and fraud than in other states.

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