Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1976
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Existing buildings
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:42 USC Part A - Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons
Funding:USD 65 million (FY 12)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy families using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding to states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments, in the form of grants to provide technical and financial assistance. These governments, in turn, fund a network of local community action agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments that provide these weatherization services in every state, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and among Native American tribes. A network of approximately 900 local agencies provides trained crews to perform residential weatherization services for eligible households. WAP has provided weatherization services to more than 7 million low-income households since the program began.


25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings
This record supersedes:Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

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