Weatherization Assistance Program

    About the Weatherization Assistance Program

    THDA serves as the grantee agency for Tennessee's weatherization program. A network of local community agencies and governments provide weatherization services in Tennessee's 95 counties, based on availability of funding.

    The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income households in reducing their fuel costs while contributing to national energy conservation through increased energy efficiency and client education. Households that include young children, elderly or disabled members are given priority for service. Weatherization helps reduce energy costs by increasing a dwelling's energy efficiency. Examples of common weatherization measures include air sealing, duct sealing, and adding insulation to attics, walls and floors.

    Site specific weatherization measures are determined after a detailed energy audit is conducted by a certified energy auditor.

    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).

    Interested applicants should contact the agency that serves their county of residence for further information by clicking the map button below.

    Click here for the Weatherization Program State Plan

    Federal Guidance and Resources:

    Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Regulations 10 CFR 440

    Federal Award Financial Requirements 2 CFR 200

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Standard Work Specifications

    Weatherization Assistance Program Sub-grantee Online Training

    Additional Resources

    U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Saver Web Site

    Telling Your Story : A Communications Guide
    A great little booklet we've written with tips on how you can effectively publicize the work you're doing within your
    community. As you increase awareness with the public and local officials, the greater support you will have, and the likelihood of gaining additional funding for future projects increases.

    Additional Weatherization Resources

    Department of Energy Weatherization Resources
    THDA Weatherization Resources