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A Message from the NASCSP Energy Services Director: Happy Weatherization Day!

“To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.” This is the guiding principle for the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). On the surface it seems like a simple enough statement. … Continue reading

Award Winning Weatherization

With Weatherization Day fast approaching on October 30th, we wanted to recognize a few organizations who won awards for their weatherization activities in 2017. Below we highlight both a State WAP and a local WAP agency. Congratulations on their awards! Did your State WAP or local agency win an award this year? Did your program … Continue reading

Out of the Office & Into the Field: Weatherization Site Visit

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst, NASCSP Weatherization Day is fast approaching on October 30th! Hopefully you have gotten a chance to view NASCSP’s Weatherization Day toolkit. It is full of planning and communications resources to help you with your Weatherization Day efforts. If you have any questions about these resources, don’t hesitate to contact … Continue reading

2016 Poverty Census Data: Progress Made, but Programs in Jeopardy

This morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed a decrease in the poverty rate and an increase in median household income. This was the second consecutive annual decline in poverty and second consecutive annual increase in household income. The number of people without … Continue reading

Advocates Host 40th Anniversary Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill

For Immediate Release (Washington, D.C.)- Several groups came together to host a Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill this week as part of the continued celebration of the 40th year of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The event served as an opportunity for members of Congress and their staff to learn more about the program at … Continue reading

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