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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Browse summaries of state-led projects and programs and technical assistance resources in the WIP Office’s interactive, state-by-state map.

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Success Stories

EERE Success Story—Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills
REVEAL engages with the real estate sector to educate and inform on the importance of efficiency in homes.
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EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
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EERE Success Story—Utah Launched Greenpower Electric Car Challenge to Engage Students in STEM
The Greenpower Electric Car Challenge is administered by Utah State University, in partnership with OED, Siemens, and Greenpower USA.
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EERE Success Story—Low-Cost, High Yield with Automated Building Monitoring in Alaska
Since 2013, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has used a portion of its SEP formula funds to develop a building monitoring project – BMON.
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EERE Success Story—Missouri Makes Critical Advances in Energy Efficiency at State Facilities
With support from the State Energy Program (SEP), Missouri has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption at its state facilities.
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EERE Success Story—The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts

New Mexico’s McKinley County, like many counties across the nation, is growing, and growth is often a stress on government budgets. In 2015, the...

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EERE Success Story—Energy Department Assists with Conserving Water in California

Energy and water are strongly interdependent in the U.S. economy. Electricity generation requires water, and water treatment and distribution...

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EERE Success Story—How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life

Jasmine Ramero, a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), functioning on behalf of the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance...

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EERE Success Story—Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency

Historically, the U.S. dairy industry has been one of the most energy-intensive forms of agriculture. Colorado is at the forefront of the fight to...

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EERE Success Story—Nevada Strengthens Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Major U.S. Highway

In June, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy and the local utility NV Energy announced the Nevada Electric Highway joint initiative, an effort...

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