American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
What is Weatherization Assistance Program ARRA?
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding will be used to expand weatherization services and create weatherization jobs in Idaho, while helping existing businesses that produce the vehicles, insulation, windows, doors and HVAC equipment needed for increased weatherization production. Reduced energy demand decreases the environmental impact of energy consumption.
Low income households will benefit from decreased utility bills and increased health and safety. These households will be able to spend the freed up resources on food, clothing, healthcare and education.
Idaho was allocated $30,341,929 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding by the US Department of Energy to provide Weatherization services to low income households throughout the state.
Idaho’s plan is to expend the funding and complete production at the end of two years with 75% of the funding spent in the first 18 months.
CAPAI defines Weatherization as the practice of modifying a low income residence to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. Currently, it does not include renewable energy installations, for example, solar panel installation.
To qualify, households must be at or below 200% of poverty and meet home audit requirements for the installation of weatherization measures.
The weatherization application process remains unchanged. To apply, please contact the agency providing Weatherization services in your area. To find the agency in your area, click on the following link: Weatherization Providers.
Information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding provided throughout Idaho by the U.S. Department of Energy can be found on this link: DOE ARRA Information