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The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded program that helps low-income households make their homes more energy efficient. Home energy professionals and contractors install energy conservation and health and safety upgrades in homes across the nation to help families save money and make their homes healthier and safer.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribal lands, and U.S. territories. It is implemented by more than 700 local organizations that deliver weatherization services to families nationwide. These agencies hire and train home energy professionals and/or contractors to provide home upgrades and energy conservation retrofits to more than 35,000 homes each year.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is growing, and there is a place for you! Most local program agencies work with mechanical and insulation contractors to complete the retrofits on homes in their service area. Contractors working in the program receive clear work specifications that outline the requirements of each job. Working with your local weatherization agency can provide access to training and certifications for your employees, secure year-round jobs for your company, and build deeper connections with your community.

Visit our Connect Now (link: Connect Now, filtered to Bids & Contracts) page to find Weatherization Assistance Program organizations that may be looking for contractors in your area. Read the Contractor’s Guide to Success for an overview of how your business can succeed in the building performance field. If there are no organizations in your area with opportunities for contractors, complete this inquiry form and we will work to make a connection near you. 

Energy industries like home weatherization are growing fast, and attracting top employee talent is a huge challenge. Visit our Employers (Link: Learn more for employers) page to find strategies for building a highly trained and effective workforce.

Contractor’s Guide to Success in the Weatherization Assistance Program

The Contractor’s Guide to Success aims to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed as a weatherization contractor—whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting in the field.

How do weatherization contractor jobs work?

Connect Now

Find local building performance employers that are hiring and find training providers in your area

What types of tasks would I be working on?

This 3D house lets you explore the type of energy conservation measures typically installed by home energy professionals during a home energy retrofit project. You can explore the attic, main level, and subspace within the home to locate descriptions of common energy efficiency upgrades.

This resource is from the U.S. Department of Energy website where job aids 3D houses are available. Agreement and license

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We’d love to hear from you. We welcome questions and feedback about the Green Workforce Connect initiative from students, job seekers, current workers, contractors, Weatherization Assistance Program stakeholders, workforce development professionals, community based organizations, and other interested individuals or organizations.

Photo credits: Werner Slocum, NREL; Shutterstock