The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons; reduce their total residential energy expenditures; and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, the handicapped, and children.

Overview

Office:

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

New Program:

No

Funding amount:

$3,500,000,000

Funding Mechanism:

Formula Grant

Recipients:

States, Tribes

Period of Availability:

Beginning Fiscal Year 2022 (to remain until expended)

More Information:

Eligible Uses

Improvement of heating and cooling of dwellings by the installation of weatherization materials such as attic insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, furnace efficiency modifications, certain mechanical measures to heating and cooling systems, and replacement furnaces, boilers, and air-conditioners. Grantees may receive formula-based allocations and can perform weatherization retrofits with an average cost of up to $8,009 per dwelling unit in Fiscal Year 2022. Up to 10 percent of each grant may be spent by a Grantee and its subgrantees for administrative expenses (in the Formula Grants a Grantee may not use more than 5 percent of the total State grant for such purposes).

Next Milestone

Estimated first round of funds released date, 1st quarter 2022. Additional rounds of funding expected in Q3 of 2023.

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