The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income households in lowering their fuel costs through increased energy efficiency. Households that include young children, elderly or disabled members are given priority for service. Weatherization assistance will reduce heat loss and energy costs by improving efficiency. Weatherization funds can be used to provide weather stripping, caulking, and adding of insulation to attics, walls and floors.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded grant program created by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. The program aims to assist low income households, primarily those who pay a high proportion of household income on home energy, in meeting their immediate energy needs. In Tennessee LIHEAP is administered through a network of 19 local agencies that reach all 95 counties. LIHEAP is a one-time assistance offered to help defray heating and cooling expenses, as long as funding is available.