The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is helping to make the homes of low-income families across the country more energy efficient. The program provides funding to states, which in turn, fund a network of local government and non-profit service providers. Over the past three decades, the program has provided these services to more than 6.4 million low-income households and families.
The cornerstone value of the program is cost-effectiveness. A small investment to upgrade homes can generate permanent energy savings of hundreds of dollars each month for families, reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, and lower ongoing costs to utilities and local governments providing assistance to low-income households. [More]