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OSMRE VISTA Appalachian Voices Energy Savings for Appalachia
Energy efficiency represents one of the largest, yet-untapped opportunities for reducing electricity bills and alleviating poverty in Tennesseeā€™s Appalachian communities. Despite this, there are very few programs that provide the financial support necessary to help overcome the capital cost barrier of making the needed energy improvements, while also being accessible for residents who are credit-constrained, renters, ineligible for federal support or otherwise. The proposed position will help Appalachian Voices advance our goal of promoting and helping to develop unique, debt-free on-bill energy efficiency finance programs through rural electric cooperatives that serve East Tennessee communities. To date, we are working with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as well as the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association on the development of a state-wide program that rural electric cooperatives can implement for their members.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will conduct outreach in areas with legacy mining in Cumberland, Claiborne, Morgan, and Scott counties (with primary focus on Claiborne County) to help low-income community members 1) reduce their electric bills 2) promote this state-wide energy efficiency program and 3) create lasting networks with service agencies, utilities, and weatherization contractors. These service referral pipelines will ensure more people have access to energy saving services in the years to come as well as and aid and create jobs. Currently this type of program successfully operates in Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina and South Carolina. In Tennessee there is a substantial unmet need that Appalachian Voices is working to address, and the proposed AmeriCorps position would help us achieve that goal.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
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OSMRE VISTA Appalachian Voices Energy Savings for Appalachia

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   04/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  


Accepting Applications
From  01/10/2017  To  03/03/2017 

Contact Adrian Uzunian
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71032