Financial Opportunities

    On this page, you can read about how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) provides financial support and technical assistance to states, local governments, and municipal utilities through the projects it manages.

    Weatherization Assistance Program Funding Opportunity Announcement

    Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program, April 21, 2010
    The Weatherization Assistance Program is funding the new Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program to accelerate innovations in whole-house weatherization. This competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is open to collaborative partnerships that can include the private sector, colleges or universities, utility companies, non-profit organizations, or existing weatherization providers.

    The program is looking to fund new projects that will deliver measureable improvements in the cost, scope, and energy savings of low-income weatherization programs across the country. Applications for the FOA are due by June 2, 2010.

    State Energy Program Funding Opportunity Announcements

    • State Energy Program 2013 Competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement
      The State Energy Program (SEP) seeks applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation and reduce energy bills while achieving energy and climate security for the nation. This competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows states to compete for funding designed to meet EERE nationally focused initiatives for the fundamental and permanent transformation of markets across all sectors of the economy. Specifically, this FOA focuses on three areas of interest:
      1. Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency
      2. Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action
      3. Driving Demand for Public Facility Retrofits
    • State Energy Program 2013 Formula Grant Funding Opportunity

      This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit the annual grant applications under the State Energy Program for Program Year 2013. This announcement also establishes grant guidance and management information for the SEP as outlined in SEP Program Notice 13-01, Program Year 2013 State Energy Program Formula Grant Guidance.
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    Recovery Act and the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

    Find documents such as funding opportunity announcements required to administer grants to states and local governments, funding allocations, and frequently asked questions about how grant recipients should administer the Recovery Act under the EECBG, State Energy Program, and Weatherization Assistance Program.

    WIP does not provide financial assistance directly to individuals or companies. All grants for WIP-funded projects are managed by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Project Management Center.

    WIP Grant Programs

    Grant programs under WIP are listed below.

    You can find the amount of funding awarded to your state to date under the 2009 Recovery Act for:

    WIP solicitations for WAP, SEP, Tribal and the Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) are listed on the combined federal grants acquisition and management system,

    Read the State Energy Program Funding Opportunity Announcement under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and a fact sheet that lists state-by-state funding allocations.

    EERE Financial Opportunities

    The EERE Financial Opportunities site publishes financial opportunities for specific groups and a list of all open EERE solicitations: