Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income North Carolinians save energy, reduce their utility bills, and stay safe in their homes. Its mission is to keep North Carolina citizens warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long while educating the public about energy efficiency and household safety. The program's focus is on the elderly, the disabled, families with children, high energy users, and the energy burdened.  The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality administers the Weatherization Assistance Program with annual funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

In 2015, $23 million in federal grants allowed more than 1,600 homes to be weatherized and over 1,200 heating and air units in homes to be repaired or replaced throughout the state.  The program also creates job opportunities in communities where weatherization services are offered because it relies on plumbers, electricians, HVAC repairmen and general contractors, among others. In addition, the program provided smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, assistance with roof repairs, and help replace major appliances. 

More information on the Weatherization Assistance Program can be found in the Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan.

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North Carolina Weatherization Training Request for Proposals

North Carolina Weatherization Training Request for Proposals

North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (NCWAP) is transitioning from primarily Priority List to 100 percent NEAT/MHEA electronic energy audits on all Department of Energy (DOE) units by June 30, 2021. In preparation for the transition, NCWAP is seeking an applicant to provide Weatherization Assistant 8.9 and other weatherization training to NCWAP. Qualified applicants are to provide onsite training to twenty (20) local community action and government agencies’ auditors and five (5) NCWAP State Quality Control Inspectors (QCI). NCWAP delivers Weatherization services to all 100 counties in North Carolina (NC), and uses the Weatherization Assistant 8.9 NEAT/MHEA Manual, National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) software to determine cost-effective energy efficiency measures to be installed in weatherized homes.  Full details about this position and the required proposal and documents can be found by clicking on the links below:

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