WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded over $40 million to 21 organizations and five state agencies to help American families across the country make their homes more energy efficient and lower their utility costs. The funds from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), bolstered by more than $3.2 billion through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help repair, electrify, and weatherize homes to save families money on their energy bills.
“Weatherization is a great way to save hundreds of dollars on energy bills, but unfortunately aging electrical systems and structural complications keep homes in disrepair locked out of this money saving benefit,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Today’s funding from DOE doubles down on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion investment in weatherization assistance by getting homes weatherization ready, helping thousands of Americans save money on their utility bills, and developing the next generation of a clean energy workforce.”
These investments also create good-paying jobs, support workforce development and retention, and help service providers leverage innovative technologies in energy retrofits, increasing the potential to apply these new technologies on a wider scale. These awards also support the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative – which seeks to deliver 40% of the benefits of climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation’s oldest energy efficiency program, serving every county in every state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. Since the program began in 1976, it has helped more than seven million low-income residences weatherize their homes and…
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