How It Works
For Contractors


America is investing in the energy economy of the future, installing renewable energy like solar panels and wind farms while making homes more energy efficient. That means there are new opportunities for contractors with expertise in construction, electrical work, and mechanical work, among other areas. One growing business opportunity for contractors is in the Weatherization Assistance Program, which supports energy improvements for low-income households.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is implemented by over 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 program is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribal lands, and U.S. territories.

Most local Weatherization Assistance 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 page (link: Connect Now, filtered to Bids & Contracts) 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. 

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 contractor in the building performance industry—whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting in the field.

How do weatherization contractor jobs work?

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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.

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