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Energy and Green Intiatives, NASCSP Updates, Weatherization

Weatherization 2012 Funding Survey Now Available!

Alice Gaston — Program Assistant, Weatherization Services–

The National Association for State Community Services Program (NASCSP) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) 2012 Program Year (PY 2012) Funding Survey is now available on WAPTAC.org here.

The NASCSP WAP Funding Survey is the only comprehensive measure of all funds, including non-DOE funds, used in the Program. Each year, the survey catalogs the funding and production levels for each Grantee of the Program as well as the source of that funding. This includes the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), utility funds, and state funds among others.

Some highlights from this year include:

  • An estimated $892,258,149 will be available to Grantees of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for PY 2012 (April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 for some Grantees and July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 for others) in regular DOE, LIHEAP, and Other funds, such as utility funds.
  • A national network of Grantees, local agencies, and private contractors will use these annual grant funds to weatherize an estimated 129,015 low-income homes.
  • In PY 2012, WAP will leverage approximately $685,708,147 in federal, Grantee, and private funds, or approximately $3.42 in federal and non-federal resources for every dollar invested by DOE. These figures include LIHEAP funding.
  • Grantees were expected to weatherize 634,956 total units using Recovery Act funds. In the third year of Recovery Act funding, Grantees weatherized 366,454 homes towards their goal. The WAP network has exceeded the production goals set by DOE for the Recovery Act by nearly 160,000 units.

The composition of funds changes over time, the below graph shows how the distribution of DOE, LIHEAP, and Other funds has changed since 2002.

WAP Composition of funds over time from 2002-2012

WAP Composition of funds over time from 2002-2012

Past year’s funding surveys are also available on WAPTAC.org here.

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