One of DOE’s primary forums for engaging state and local governments is the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP), which strategically coordinates with state and local leaders to integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and best practices. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are a win-win for state and local governments. Investing in new energy technologies creates vibrant and healthy communities, provides a secure, reliable and resilient source of energy for homes and businesses, and produces well-paying jobs.  

What We Do

WIP supports DOE's strategic objective to lower energy bills while expanding cost-effective energy choices for all American communities. WIP's near-term activities produce almost immediate results, saving taxpayer dollars, making full use of domestic energy resources, boosting local economic development and job creation, cutting energy waste, improving energy independence and security, and furthering the development of energy infrastructure.  WIP is made up of two programs focused on state and local governments, the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program.  

  • Our State Energy Program provides funding to 50 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste.
  • Our Weatherization Assistance Program provides funding to 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and three Indian Tribes to reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring health and safety.
  • Our Partnerships and Technical Assistance Team cultivates diverse partnerships, provides technical assistance and supports the energy priorities of state and local governments to make full use of domestic energy resources.
  • Our Strategic & Interagency Initiatives Team aligns federal resources, such as DOE's Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator, to help states and localities meet their energy objectives for underserved communities.

Budget History (2014-2020)

Fiscal YearProgramFundingState Allocations
2020State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program



SEP FY20 state allocations

WAP FY20 state allocations

2019State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program



SEP FY19 state allocations

WAP FY19 state allocations

2018State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program



SEP FY18 state allocations

WAP FY18 state allocations

2017State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program



SEP FY17 state allocations

WAP FY17 state allocations

2016State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program


SEP FY16 state allocations

WAP FY16 state allocations

2015State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program


SEP FY15 state allocations

WAP FY15 state allocations

2014State Energy Program

Weatherization Assistance Program


SEP FY14 state allocations

WAP FY14 state allocations

For more information on prior year funding to states, visit SEP Program Guidance or WAP Program Guidance.

Why It Matters

WIP infographic describing the office's goals and metrics.

Metrics above are findings from a 2015 National Evaluation of the State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or state-reported metrics on the outcomes of SEP and WAP formula funds implemented in states since 2010.