Weatherization Assistance Program

About the Weatherization Assistance Program

Administration of Tennessee's Weatherization Assistance Program has been transferred to Tennessee Housing Development Agency. THDA now serves as the Grantee Agency for the current program year and has sub-contracted with a network of local community agencies to provide services in Tennessee's 95 counties, based on availability of funding.

The Weatherization Assistance Program, or "WAP," is designed to assist low-income households in reducing their fuel costs while contributing to national energy conservation through increased energy efficiency and consumer education. Households that include young children, elderly or disabled members are given priority for service. Weatherization measures provided will reduce heat loss and energy costs by improving the thermal efficiency of dwelling units occupied by low-income households. Examples of common weatherization measures that may be provided are weather stripping, caulking, and adding of insulation to attics, walls and floors.

The Weatherization Assistance Program was established under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act and amended by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, the Energy Security Act, the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984, and the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990. The program is administered and funded at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Additional information regarding the Weatherization Assistance Program may be found here. Interested parties should contact the agency that serves their county of residence for further information by using the map button below.

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