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Expect a really user-friendly experience with a simplified menu selection and easy to use navigational features. As always, our staff is available to assist you in finding information and tools for leveraging.
Welcome to WeatherizationPLUS.org
This section of our website is full of resources that will help your WAP agency’s LEVERAGING efforts
What is "Leveraging"?
The word means: using the resources of the program and its organizations, such as people, time, skills, good reputation and funding, to attract more complementary resources. The Weatherization Partnership Project will support Weatherization delivery agencies’ expansion and accountability initiatives by supporting the exchange of ideas and results and the development of expanded partnerships.
With the ARRA Weatherization Program ending soon, it is now more important than ever to take advantage of other sources of funding available through utilities and other financing methods.
Leveraging Basics – Start here if you’re new to leveraging.
Utility Leveraged Programs – On this page, you will find best-practices information about successful leveraged partnerships with utility companies.
Coming Soon: Leveraging Training
- In Pictures! Energy Uses in Low-Income Homes, by Census Region
- In Pictures! Energy Uses in Low-Income Homes, by Climate Region
- Chart of 2014 Utility Efficiency Programs for Multifamily Buildings: Rebates, Loans & Grants
- October 2014 Weatherization Plus Newsletter
- Energy Partnerships 2014 Conference Presentations
Why We Leverage
Listen to Leveraging Success – A State Manager‘s Story
Steve Payne, WAP director for Washington State, explains in this interview podcast how his decision to invest in a permanent leveraging initiative, The Energy Project, has paid off for his program.