— By Alice Gaston, Program Assistant —
The NASCSP 2011 Program Year (PY 2011) Funding Survey is now available here.
The NASCSP Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funding Survey is the only comprehensive measure of all funds, including non-DOE funds, used in the program. Each year, the survey catalogues the funding and production levels for each grantee of the program as well as the source of that funding including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), utility funds, and state funds among others.
Some highlights from this year include:
- An estimated $1,088,197,305 will be available to grantees of WAP PY 2011 (April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 for most grantees and July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 for other grantees) in regular DOE, LIHEAP, and other funds, such as utility funds.
- A national network of grantees, local agencies, and private contractors will use these annual grant funds to weatherize an estimated 175,722 low-income homes.
- In PY 2011, the WAP will leverage approximately $835,770,559 in federal, grantee, and private funds, or approximately $3.31 in federal and non-federal resources for every dollar invested by DOE.
- Grantees may budget a portion of DOE funds as “leveraging funds” to be used in initiatives to garner additional funding from sources outside the traditional network. In 2011, 17 grantees designated $2,236,685 for this purpose, an increase of $126,501 over 2010, as well as $10,145,630 of Recovery Act funding. When compared with other funding, this represents a match of 1,0632 percent, which shows that the WAP network leveraging activities have been highly successful. These figures include all other funds, such as those from utility companies, State general funds, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and rehabilitation grants, but do not include LIHEAP funding.
The composition of funds changes over time, the graph shows how the distribution of DOE, LIHEAP, and other funds has changed since 2001.
Past year’s funding surveys are also available on waptac.org here: http://waptac.org/WAP-Basics/Funding-Survey.aspx.