This grant is meant to improve energy efficiency in low-income households through weatherization improvements and upgrades. Individual households apply for this program through a local weatherization provider. Weatherization agencies will work with the tribes to provide services in a community. Clients are referred by the tribe to the agency to submit their individual application. Often the tribes work with the agency to identify potential workers for the weatherization program.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
ventilation, insulation, sealing ducts and pipes, Bathroom fans, health and safety testing, Air sealing, heat source replacement
The weatherization program evaluates the individual home for eligible energy savings measures and for health and safety issues that need to be addressed. Repairs are limited to those items that would be critical to the installation of a weatherization measure. Health and Safety improvements are usually related to Lead-Based Paint, Asbestos, mold, moisture, and poor indoor air quality. Every home receives ventilation equipment to ensure healthy indoor air quality over the long term.
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.