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allows more or different measures to be installed than would be possible under DOE’s restrictions. Usually about 10% of the total LIHEAP Block Grant is used for energy efficiency investment, but shares vary greatly among states.

Table 1 below shows estimates of all funding available to the national Weatherization network in the most recent complete program year. 2

Table 1: Weatherization PY 2007 Funding All Sources

F u n d i n g S o u r c e

DOE W.A.P. LIHEAP Efficiency

NON-Federal ALL* *CA= 14% of total

2007 Est


$204,369,058 $255,868,133 $319,250,865 $779,488,056

  • #


51 44 44 51

It shows the W.A.P. network invested more than $779 million in FY 2007. Almost 41% was from non-federal sources, and 33% was transferred from LIHEAP. 3

Funds and Workers - Past and Potential The DOE program had $250 million for FFY 2009 as of Oct 1 2008 and LIHEAP doubled, assuring more transferred funds in many states. Therefore, we estimate 2009 funding, before Stimulus funds are added, is about $1 billion, or 29% more than two years earlier. Table 2 shows our estimates by source.

Table 2: W.A.P. Network 2009 Funding Before Congressional Action

DOE W.A.P. $


Non-Federal est. $


LIHEAP est. $

$450- 510

All funds

$1,000 -1060


Estimated $$ (millions)

The American Reinvestment Recovery Act provides $5 billion. With the expected two-year “base” of $1.75 billion,4 the program will be at $6.75 billion, or 370% of its current operating level. The increase will be a far higher share of southern state programs, where both DOE and leveraged funds have been proportionately far lower than in colder regions.

Table 3 below shows its job creation potential based on the BEA model:

2 3 See the explanation of sources and methods at our project site: www.opportunitystudies.org. If California’s large utility programs are removed from consideration, the network in the 43 other states had $665 million of which 35% was from non-federal sources. Assumes $700 million DOE “regular” W.A.P., $650 million LIHEAP, $450 million in utility rate-based programs. 4

The LIHEAP funding depends on the 2010 LIHEAP appropriation. We anticipate it at $2-3 billion less than the FY 2009 $5.1 billion level.

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