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Weatherization Assistance Program Funding Report 2021



Download the Weatherization Assistance Program's 2021 funding report from the National Association for State Community Services Programs.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is administered by a nationwide network of state, district, tribal and territorial Grantees, with local government and nonprofit Subgrantees and their contractors (the “WAP Network”). Federal statute and policies encourage the WAP Network to supplement DOE WAP funding with non-federal funding to maximize investments in eligible units (“leveraging”). The Program Year (PY) 2021 WAP Funding Report is a coordinated data collection effort between the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) and the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) to provide a comprehensive summary of WAP funding and production.

In PY 2021, the WAP Network had over $1.6 billion available from all funding sources. This includes funds from the DOE WAP, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as $355 million for 21 states from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). NASCSP and NCAP found the WAP Network leveraged an additional $371 million from non-federal sources (“Other funds”). Other funds come from a variety of governmental and private sources, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and utility companies. Since 2017, NCAP has interviewed WAP Subgrantees and other sources to identify additional Other funding. These local sources reported $127.3 million in addition to the $243.7 million in Other Funds reported by Grantees.

NASCSP’s survey collected WAP funding and production data from nearly all the program Grantees: 50 states; the District of Columbia; and five U.S. Territories (Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), accounting for at least 64,024 units weatherized.

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