Weatherization Program Facts

The Division of Energy administers federal funds to a statewide network of 19 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 to eligible clients, as well as training and guidance. Newspaper, radio, television, utility bill stuffers and other advertising methods are used to publicize the services. The program saves clients dollars and stimulates the state and local economy. The agencies use their own crews or contract the work to area businesses. Most products are purchased from state and regional manufacturers. Indirectly, through an economic multiplier effect, weatherization funds are used and reused, stimulating the state's businesses, economy and creating jobs.

  • Since 1977, more than 180,000 Missouri homes have been weatherized through the LIWAP
  • 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

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Accomplishments

  • Approximately 22,000 homes weatherized with Recovery Act funding
  • More than 585 Missouri jobs were created or retained with Recovery Act funding
  • Nationally, more than 10,388 jobs have been created from Recovery Act funds through March 2012, making the Weatherization Assistance Program the second highest job creating Recovery Act program2

Primary funding for Missouri's weatherization efforts comes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. These funds are administered by the department's Division of Energy according to federal guidelines. 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:

Sources:

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

Revision Date: October 17, 2017

Technical Operation Manual - Missouri Weatherization Program

Technical Documents

Annual Application for Fiscal Year 2018 U.S. Dept. of Energy Funding

Annual Application for Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. Dept. of Energy Funding

Weatherization Network Training

Weatherization Literature

Section 106 Compliance