The Division of Energy administers federal funds to a statewide network of 18 local weatherization agencies. Allocations to these agencies are based on the percentage of the state's total low-income households within each service area. The agencies provide weatherization services and energy efficiency and safety education to eligible clients. The program reduces clients' energy bills while stimulating the state and local economy. The agencies use their own crews or contract with local businesses to perform the weatherization work. Most products are purchased from local and regional companies. Indirectly, through an economic multiplier effect, weatherization funds are used and reused, stimulating the state's businesses, economy and job creation.
- Since 1977, more than 193,000 Missouri homes have been weatherized through the Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Weatherization reduces residential and power plant emissions of carbon dioxide by 2.65 metric ton/year per home1.
- Weatherization decreases national energy consumption by the equivalent of 24.1 million barrels of oil annually1.
- Weatherization saves, on average, $437 per house in heating and cooling costs annually at current prices1.
- Nationally, the Weatherization Assistance Program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year.²
Primary funding for Missouri's weatherization efforts comes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program: https://www.energy.gov/eere/wipo/weatherization-assistance-program.
Funding is also provided through a transfer for federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds from the Missouri Department of Social Services. In addition, through agreements made with the Division of Energy in rate adjustment cases and other regulatory matters, further funding is provided by the following companies to weatherize additional homes in their service areas:
- Ameren Missouri
- Empire District (through Liberty Utilities)
These funds are administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of Energy.
Additional information and fact sheets are available at:
1 ORNL/TM-2010/66. EIA February 2010 Short Term Energy Outlook
2 1512 Reports as reported by recipients. To access these reports, visit www.recovery.gov
Weatherization Fact Sheets
Procedural Operations Manual - Missouri Weatherization Program
Technical Operation Manual - Missouri Weatherization Program
- Weatherization Field Guide for Single-Family Homes
- Weatherization Field Guide for Manufactured Homes
- WAP Field Audit Forms
- NREL Standard Work Specifications
- Technical Newsletters
Annual Application for Fiscal Year 2022 U.S. Dept. of Energy Funding, Draft
Annual Application for Fiscal year 2021 U.S. Dept. of Energy Funding
Annual Application for Fiscal Year 2020 U.S. Dept. of Energy Funding
Weatherization Network Training
- The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right 6.83 MB
- Remodelar Guía de Practicas Acreditadas Seguras para Trabajar con el Plomo para Correctamente
- Runa Breve Guía para el Moho, la Humedad y su Hogar
- A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home 1.38 MB
- Energy Savers Guide: Tips on saving money and energy in your home 3.35 MB
- Energy Savers Guide: Consejos para ahorrer dinero y energia en su hogar
Federal Program Links
- DOE Federal Regulations, Program Guidance and Legislative Updates
- DOE Weatherization Multimedia Library
- Standard Work Specification Tool
- 2 CFR 200
- Home Rx: The Health Benefits of Home Performance