Weatherization Assistance Program

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds. Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, these households save on average $283 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program. Since the program began in 1976, WAP has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families through weatherization services.

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The Weatherization Assistance Program: 40 Years of Improving Homes and Lives

The Weatherization Assistance Program: 40 Years of Improving Homes and Lives

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The Program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds. Download the overview fact sheet to learn more.

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