Weatherization Assistance Program Goals and Metrics
|Fiscal Year||Number of Homes Weatherized|
The overall goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce the burden of energy prices on the disadvantaged. Weatherization is a priority for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and it was recommended to Congress that it authorize budgets sufficient to weatherize 1.2 million homes between 2002 and 2010.
The Weatherization Assistance Program's metrics consist of the amount of funding provided to the states and the number of homes weatherized. Since the states manage their respective programs, the funding and number-of-homes metric reflects what is accomplished in the states.
Funding has increased over the past two years reflecting the White House's support for this program. The total allocation for FY 2009 is $250 million.
The single most important metric is the number of homes weatherized, and reflects data collected from the states. Since many states operate on a different fiscal year and report at different times than DOE, these production data are reported on a "program year" that lags DOE's fiscal year ending September 30.