Funded through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Tennessee Department of Human Services is administering the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which helps low-income households reduce energy costs by providing assistance to weatherize their homes.
WAP services are available in all 95 counties. The program is administered through contracts with an established network of 18 local agencies experienced in providing weatherization services. South Central Human Resources Agency is the organization that serves Hickman County in this area.
This may be of interest since the definition of low income for the program is 200% of Poverty Guidelines ($44,100 for a household of four, for example) and eligible households with elderly, disabled, or young children are given priority for service.
Also, there may still be an opportunity to become qualified to work on the program as an energy auditor or a weatherization contractor. For more information on getting on the training list, go to the Tennessee Weatherization Assistance Program website, www.tn.gov/wap.