WAP Appropriations and Reauthorization

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WAP Appropriations 

On May 20, 2019 the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee released its draft FY 2020 appropriations bill which contains the funding levels for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and State Energy Program (SEP). The House bill contains increases for both programs:

  • WAP- The committee provides $290 million for WAP in FY 2020. This is an increase of $33 million over the FY 2019 level of $257 million.
  • SEP- The committee provides $70 million for SEP in FY 2020. This is an increase of $15 million over the FY 2019 level of $55 million

On September 13, 2019 the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee released the text of the its 2020 appropriations bill. The Senate recommends $300 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for FY 2020. This is an increase of $43 million over the enacted FY 2019 level of $257 million. Additionally, the Senate bill recommends increasing the amount of training and technical assistance funds for the Department of Energy weatherization office from $3 million to $3.5 million.

WAP Reauthorization

On April 3, 2019 Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Reps. Kaptur (D-OH) and Rush (D-IL), as well as Senators Collins (R-ME), Reed (D-RI), and Shaheen (D-NH), introduced the Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act.