Update on the ARRA Expansion of the Texas Weatherization Assistance Program

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Leslie Helmcamp /(512) 320-0222

May 4, 2010

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Texas, like many other states, has been slow to implement weatherization services since receiving $327 million in September 2009 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As of February 2010, only 2 percent of total funds have been expended and approximately 3.2 percent of homes weatherized out of the estimated 34,000 slated for service.

This policy point provides a synopsis of the Texas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) with updates on the progress made during the first six months of the program. For our full analysis of the Texas WAP, see "It’s Getting Hot in Here: Texas Weatherization Assistance Program Provides Relief to Low-Income Families and Creates Jobs for the New Economy."