April 6, 2012
The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of New York
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy's (Department) Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization Program) received $5 billion to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons. Subsequently, the Department awarded approximately $394 million in a Recovery Act weatherization grant to the State of New York (New York).
New York's Weatherization Program is administered by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) through 74 local entities. New York’s goal is to weatherize approximately 45,000 units with Recovery Act funding, providing services to qualified elderly households, persons with disabilities and families with children, on a priority basis. As of December 31, 2011, New York officially reported spending $340.8 million to complete the weatherization of approximately 52,000 units.