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NEW!!  Weatherization Plus Health Program

This year we will be adding an exciting new program component, Weatherization Plus Health to the Washington Weatherization Program. A$ 4.3 million state investment will support improvements in home  air quality and reduce asthma triggers for sensitive adults and children. For more information go to our Matchmaker Program page.
 

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) Waiver Proposal and Public Hearing - April 21

The Washington State LIHEAP Program is proposing a waiver to allow up to 25% of their 2016 federal program funds to be used by the Washington Weatherization Program for further low-income weatherization in the state. We estimate that 426 houses may be weatherized with those additional funds.

The 2016 Draft Weatherization Waiver Request is available here, or by contacting Amanda Rains at amanda.rains@commerce.wa.gov or (360) 725-2980.
 
A public hearing on the 2016 Draft Weatherization Waiver Request will be held on April 21 from 1-2:30 pm in Room 207 of the Washington State Department of Commerce office at 1011 Plum St. SE, Olympia, Washington. Written comments are being accepted through the end of business on April 21, 2016. Comments should be sent by email to amanda.rains@commerce.wa.gov, by mail to Amanda Rains, LIHEAP Weatherization Program, Commerce Energy Division, PO Box 42525, or delivered to 1011 Plum St. SE, Olympia, WA 98504-2525.


Washington Weatherization Program  

What is weatherization?

Weatherization is adding insulation, sealing cracks, and making other changes that reduce heat loss, save you money on heating bills and make your home or apartment healthier. The federal government and Washington State offer weatherization programs, which Commerce runs, for qualified low-income households.

How do I get my home weatherized?

Commerce doesn’t weatherize houses directly. Commerce contracts with local agencies in your city or county that weatherize low-income homes and apartments.  Call a local agency near you on the
Weatherization Agency List to see if you qualify for weatherization services.
 

How is the program funded?

Commerce receives funding from several federal government programs to pay for low-income weatherization.
 

Commerce also receives funding from Washington State, which is matched by the utility companies that sell gas and electric heat. This is called the Matchmaker Program.

These programs are provided to qualified low-income households in homes and apartments.
 

Weatherization data reporting by local agencies

All local agencies providing weatherization services in the Washington State Weatherization Program report their program results through the Weatherization Information Data System (WIDS). Access the Weatherization Information Data System (WIDS).

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