The Weatherization Assistance Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), enables low-income families to reduce their average annual energy bills by improving home energy efficiency. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce plans, implements, manages, and receives and distributes funds for the program. Commerce contracts with local Community Action Agencies (CAAs), which qualify individuals, manage the program at the local level, and provide weatherization services.
Weatherization Assistance encompasses a wide variety of cost-effective energy efficiency measures including heating and cooling systems, electrical system, and energy-consuming appliances. Weatherization service providers check major energy systems to ensure occupant safety.
Specific services include the installation of energy-efficient measures such as attic insulation, caulking and weather stripping, air sealing and heating and cooling adjustments. An energy audit is conducted on each home to determine energy conserving measures that will be installed, and an average of up to $6,500 is spent on materials and labor for each home weatherized.
Eligible applicants are low-income individuals and priority is given to the elderly, handicapped and families with children. Contact your local Community Action Agency for more information and to apply.
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