County farmworkers allocated $1.3 million for home weatherization
CALEXICO — California allocated $1.3 million in funding this year to enroll low-income Imperial County farmworkers in a program to free energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes. The early fruit of that program was on display here Wednesday in a ceremonial event that included a check presentation by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia.
Calexico resident Guadalupe Valenzuela received improvements that included installation of solar panels, energy-efficient lighting and weather stripping to her home on Hernandez Street. The upgrades were funded through Cap-and-Trade dollars from carbon credits allocated to California’s Low-Income Weatherization Program.