Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program
Arizona's ARRA Weatherization Assistance Program estimates it has saved over $18,339.30 for homeowners* since the first ARRA home retrofit was completed by NACOG on Sept. 4, 2009. To date, 365 home energy retrofits have been completed statewide using stimulus funds. This has cut kWh usage in Arizona by 162,438 and reduced emission offsets equivalent to 296,541 miles not driven on Arizona roads.
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.
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 |
|5. CIty of Phoenix
|7. Tucson Urban League
|8. Gila County
|9. Pima County
|10. Maricopa County
||Click here to view weekly status reports. They include: Grant Amount; Current Status; Current Issues; and Current Successes. |
NEW! Weatherization Assistance for Income-Eligible ArizonansAgenda ARRA Grant Amendment (pdf) Minutes (pdf) Sign-In Sheet (pdf)
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
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.
8-17-10 Governor Brewer Announces Additional Weatherization Funding
Weatherization Assistance Public Hearing (held April 16, 2010) Application (PDF)
Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
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.
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.
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.
- Adding thermal insulation to the residential building envelope, most typically attic insulation.
- Shading sun-exposed windows, primarily for houses using central refrigeration cooling.
- Implementing air leak control measures to reduce excessive infiltration of outside air.
- Testing, tuning and maintaining heating and cooling equipment.
- Reducing duct leakage where heating and central refrigerated air is distributed by a forced air system.
- Installing low-flow showerheads and other general energy and water efficiency measures.
- Other energy conservation improvements as identified by the home energy auditor.
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.
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.
- Community Action Human Resource Agency, (covering Pinal County ), 520-466-1112
- Gila County, 928-425-7631
- Maricopa County, (but not City of Phoenix or City of Mesa), 602-506-5911
- Mesa CAN, 480-833-9200
- Northern Arizona Council of Governments, (Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Yavapai counties) 928-774-1895
- Pima County, 520-243-6777
- City of Phoenix, 602-495-0700
- Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP), (Graham, Greenlee, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties), 928-428-4653
- Tucson Urban League, (covering cities of Tucson and South Tucson), 520-791-9522
- Western Arizona Council of Governments, (Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties), 928-782-1886
- Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, (covering all tribal governments except the Navajo Nation), 602-258-4822
Arizona Weatherization Policy Advisory Council
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)
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.