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Weatherization assistance overview

Weatherization assistance programs provide low-income families with home modifications that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and ensure that their homes remain habitable throughout the year.

Many cities, towns and counties use resources provided through the federal Weatherization Assistance Program to fund their weatherization programs, although state and local funds may also be used. The program covers the cost of an energy audit to review current performance and a series of approved measures that may include attic insulation, sealing of windows and doors, and modifying heating and cooling systems. These improvements are carried out by local providers, generally counties and non-profit organizations, which usually operate under the supervision of the state.

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Administering agencies

Community Development State Offices in conjunction with counties and local non-profits

Policy objectives

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