DOE Public Hearing
A public hearing for the Department of Energy BIL State Plan will be held at Kentucky Housing Corporation in the West Annex Board Room from 10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. WAP enables low-income families to lower their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) received funding for WAP through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Trained inspectors and crews retrofit housing for eligible individuals at no cost. The work includes installing insulation, sealing the exterior, repairing ducts, and replacing heating equipment, where necessary. It is common for a family to save as much as $500 in utility bill costs in the year following the retrofit, depending on the household's usage habits, the climate in the area, and unit prices for the region.
The WAP is delivered to individuals across the state by Community Action Kentucky's 22 local Community Action Agencies.
Find Your Local Community Action Agency
For information about income guidelines or how to apply, visit the eligibility information page.
If you are a vendor, service provider, partner, or contractor working on a weatherization project or are interested in the Weatherization Assistance Program, visit the
Resources page for more details.
DOE BIL Weatherization State Plan
All subgrantees need
to operate under the current BIL Master Plan and Health & Safety Plan while
KHC awaits a revision approval on the annual file.
DOE Weatherization State Plan
A list of major changes to this state plan can be found on the 2023 Annual File and Agency Allocation Summary in the miscellaneous section.