From an article by Nick Halter in the Wausau Daily Herald:

Wausau’s struggling nonprofit community soon will receive a boost from federal stimulus money that will allow them to make energy efficiency upgrades.

The city has been given $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to allocate to nonprofits that want to improve energy efficiency and lower utility bills. The nonprofits will be required to match each dollar given to them by the city.

If one thing was made clear Thursday in a meeting of the organizations and the city’s Community Development staff, a lot of Wausau’s nonprofits are badly in need of upgrades.

Seven organizations are likely to try to get their piece of the pie, and it’s unlikely they all will get what they want.

At the top of most of the organizations’ lists is replacing old, inefficient furnaces in their buildings. The Salvation Army, Bridge Community Health Clinic, the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, the Woodson Art Museum, The Neighbors’ Place and the YWCA all said they need new furnaces.