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Schrader Announces $30 Million to Lower Utility Bills, Reduce Energy Use, and Create Good Paying Jobs for Oregonians

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) is pleased to announce the Biden Administration awarded $30 million to Oregon through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Congressman Schrader helped secure the funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“I am proud to have secured this funding to enable more Oregonian families and households to utilize this critical program,” Rep Schrader said. “This funding will help to lower utility bills, reduce energy use, and create good paying jobs for Oregonians.”

The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program helps retrofit homes by installing insulation, updating heating and cooling systems, upgrading electrical appliances, and making updates to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer with less energy usage.

Since 2010, Oregon has received $32 million from the Weatherization Assistance Program. In addition, it has benefited over 4,416 households and is responsible for the creation or retention of one job for every $12,500 invested in the program. This grant will have a significant impact on these numbers and will allow more Oregonian families and households to take advantage of this program.

More information about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) can be found HERE.

More information about state by state allocations and application instructions can be found HERE.