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Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program

ARIZONA RESIDENTS!
If you are a residential applicant (homeowner) or renter (with landlord permission), please click here to see if you qualify for weatherization assistance.

Single-family homes, multi-family homes (townhomes, duplexs, apartment complexes) and mobile homes or trailers, qualify for this program as long as it is a primary residence in Arizona.

If you qualify, click here for contact information in your city or county.

VIDEO
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHANNEL 8 HORIZON
Nov. 10, 2009 – Segment on Weatherization Program to show what services are available for Arizonans.
Click here to view.

WAP Top Ten: Completed homes as a percentage of target for ARRA
 
1. MesaCan 97.66%
2. NACOG 84.75%
3. SEACAP 82.92%
4. CAHRA 72.73%
5. CIty of Phoenix 69.06%
6. WACOG 65.17%
7. Tucson Urban League 63.27%
8. Gila County 62.75%
9. Pima County 56.78%
10. Maricopa County 48.57%
Statewide Total 66.98%

Click here to view weekly status reports. They include: Grant Amount; Current Status; Current Issues; and Current Successes.


PUBLIC HEARING

NEW! Weatherization Assistance for Income-Eligible Arizonans
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

Agenda (pdf)     Program Year 2011 DOE WAP Funding Plan and Application (pdf)   Minutes (pdf)   Sign-In Sheet (pdf)

Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 2:00 PM

Agenda     ARRA Grant Amendment (pdf)     Minutes (pdf)     Sign-In Sheet (pdf)



Thumbnail image of Governor's Proclamation

Governor Brewer issues proclamation declaring October 30, 2010 Home Energy Efficiency Day.
Did you know that... the average family will save $437 dollars a year after installing energy-saving measures in their home?  Click here to learn more.


WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE CREATES LOCAL JOBS (December 2009)
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables income-eligible families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. 

Since 1977, weatherization services has been provided to more than 6.2 million low-income families. Under the Recovery Act, the program is expanding, creating local jobs across the country even as it helps additional low income residents enjoy greater home comfort, safety and energy efficiency. 

Here is a story that puts a personal face on what's happening:
As Recovery Act money arrives to expand home weatherization programs across the country, Zachary Stewart of Phoenix, Ariz. and others have found exciting opportunities not only to start working again, but also to find a calling. (VIDEO)


BUSINESSES: If you are a business (interested in partnering with this program), vendor (interested in selling products, materials or supplies) or an energy technician (interested in job opportunities) or construction worker (interested in job training), click  here for contact information for areas you are interested in serving.


OTHER NEWS:

8-17-10 Governor Brewer Announces Additional Weatherization Funding

Weatherization Assistance Public Hearing
 (held April 16, 2010)  Application (PDF)
Agenda (PDF)  Minutes (PDF)



Mission
The Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program has the primary mission of reducing the fuel or electricity expense for space heating, space cooling, and water heating for income-eligible households, while improving the health and safety of the dwelling"s occupants.

History
The program began as an anti-poverty initiative by the federal government shortly after the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. After providing the first grant to the state of Maine, the program quickly expanded to encompass most of the New England states. In 1976, Congress gave the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) the authority to operate a National Weatherization Assistance Program that would distribute funds to state governments. The former FEA was eventually folded in the new U.S. Department of Energy in 1980.

Program Description
Low-income families and individuals typically spend a higher percentage of their annual income for energy to heat, cool, and run appliances in their homes. The Weatherization Assistance Program was established to help low-income families and individuals decrease their home energy costs and to be attentive to energy-related health and safety issues in the home. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide funding for the Weatherization Program.

What’s Done?

Arizona ’s Program
The Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office is the managing agency for the Weatherization Assistance Program. More than 26,000 of Arizona’s low-income households have been provided with weatherization assistance services since the program's inception in 1977.

The Energy Office contracts with ten subgrantee organizations to install weatherization improvements. Weatherization subgrantee organizations are trained by the Energy Office in the use of sophisticated residential energy diagnostic techniques and computerized energy audit programs that allow technicians to analyze potentially cost-effective energy savings investments.

Applications
Click  here to see qualifications for weatherization assistance.  Applications are taken at the community level by the organizations listed below. If you qualify or are interested in additional program information, please call the provider in your area.

Partners


Arizona Weatherization Policy Advisory Council
Agenda     Minutes
3/22/2011 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
State Capitol, Executive Tower
Client Education subcommittee (for Weatherization Partners Only)

Arizona Weatherization Policy Advisory Council
Agenda      Minutes
6/10/2009 @ 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LISC Phoenix Office
Client Education subcommittee (for Weatherization Partners Only)

Resources

Applications are not accepted on a state level. They are taken on a local level. If you have questions, that DO NOT relate to applications, please Contact Us for more information regarding the Low-Income Weatherization Program.

* In April 2010, Oak Ridge National Laboratory updated annual savings based on 2007 data.  These figures show an average family will save $437 a year.

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