Posted on November 15, 2011
November 10, 2011 A recent article in Newsweek, “Obama’s Big Green Mess,” describes what can happen when contractors are “unfamiliar with the nuances of specialized weatherization work.”...
Response to Daily Show: October 24, 2011
Posted on October 28, 2011
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart segment on the federal low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) which aired on October 24, 2011 is misleading and, in some cases, factually inaccurate. The...
A Letter: NASCSP Urges President to Emphasize Low-Income Policies in Jobs Bill
Posted on August 30, 2011
Dear Mr. President: When you make your policy recommendations to Congress next month, we strongly urge you to put forward those policies that will have the greatest impact on low-income...
WAP Still 8th in Recovery Act Jobs!
Posted on August 1, 2011
“WAP ranked as the 8th highest ARRA job creator for the second quarter of 2011. This is the third quarter in a row that WAP has earned this distinction. To view the list, visit the...
Weatherization Assistance Program FY’12 Funding Update
Posted on July 13, 2011
The House of Representatives voted down a bi-partisan amendment on July 12th proposed by Rep. Tonko (D-NY) and by Rep. Bass (R-NH) to increase Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) FY’12 funding...
NASCSP Weatherization Plus Health Training Provider Request for Proposal (RFP)
Posted on June 6, 2011
Submissions must be received by: June 20, 2011, 5 PM ET NASCSP seeks proposals for a project to conduct a series of five (5) interactive workshops on ?An Introduction to Healthy Homes.? Each...
Senator Tom Harkin Awarded the NASCSP Appreciation Award
Posted on March 23, 2011
SENATOR TOM HARKIN AWARDED THE NASCSP APPRECIATION AWARD For his lifelong dedication and support of the Community Services Block Grant and Weatherization Assistance Program his lifelong dedication...
More than 1,600 homes weatherized last year, thanks to federal grant
Posted on January 20, 2011
FELTON - The rustic cabin where Sandy Lockwood and her two daughters live is typical of others built in 1937: There's no insulation. The PG&E bill in the winter is a jaw-dropper: $800 a...
Secretary Chu Announces Major New Recovery Act Milestone: 300,000 Homes Weatherized
Posted on January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that states and territories across the country have now weatherized more than 300,000 low-income homes under the Recovery...
A Job Market That's Heating Up
Posted on January 18, 2011
Jim Neveu says there are challenges to training people for jobs in the broad field of weatherization — as insulation installers, air sealers, energy auditors, and other specialists. “For...