The purpose of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety.
The priority population for the Weatherization Assistance Program is persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high-energy burden.
The Office of Energy Resources contracts with the seven regional Community Action Agencies (CAPs) to provide weatherization services to eligible Rhode Island residents who live in their service area. In addition the Office of Energy Resources contracts with Rhode Island Housing to provide weatherization services in large, multi-family settings.
CAP Agencies Providing Weatherization Assistance Program Services.
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Weatherization providers conduct computerized energy audits using diagnostic equipment to determine the most cost-effective weatherization improvements for each dewelling. Improvements can include:
Funds can also be used to address energy related health and safety problems or to perform incidental repairs.
What steps has Rhode Island taken and what is the status of Rhode Islandís Weatherization Assistance application?
|08/02/2010||All CAPs are using NEAT Audit System|
|07/23/2010||50% of single family house weatherization target met|
|03/30/2009||RFP issued for multi-housing weatherization projects|
|03/23/2009||Initial application submitted to the Department of Energy|
|04/01/2009||Initial Approval of Grant Award (10% of Total Allocation)|
|05/08/2009||Public Hearing on Weatherization Assistance Program application|
|05/12/2009||Comprehensive Weatherization Assistance application submitted to the Department of Energy|
|06/17/2009||Revised/Updated plan submitted to DOE|
|07/10/2009||Award Modification Received (Access to Additional 40% of Allocation)|
|09/21/2009||Department of Energy approval of full funding of programs|
|10/21/2009||Contracts issued to CAPs totaling $12.2 million|
|11/30/2009||Public hearing held on RI Housing distribution of funds for large multi-family housing units|
View Rhode Islandís Weatherization Assistance Program application.
For more information on the State Weatherization Assistance Program, contact: