Stimulus $ coming to GA

The Consumer Energy Program is working to make sure stimulus money coming to the sate are used for the best possible energy programs. Stipulations in President Obama’s stimulus package will provide $130 million to Georgia for weatherization assistance programs, including attic insulation, reduction of air leakage around doors, basement insulation and heating system repairs or replacement.

Georgia Watch has joined with Common Cause, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and numerous other organizations to form a coalition to monitor the stimulus funds coming to Georgia to ensure transparency and accountability.

The coalition is formally called GSTAC, Georgia Stimulus Transparency and Accountability Coalition. Georgia Watch and Common Cause joined together to form this coalition with other organizations interested in making sure the public is fully aware of how our money is being spent in our state.

Georgia Watch will be working closely with GEFA (the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority – the state agency responsible for spending the state energy stimulus funds) and Celeste Osborn in the Governor’s Office.

Georgia Watch played an active role in establishing this coalition and will continue to be a vital part of this coalition and oversight activity to ensure transparency and accountability.