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Human Rights - Division of Community Action Agencies (DCAA)

San Wong, Department of Human Rights Director

Mission Statement:
To support community action agencies and other community based organizations' efforts to assist low-income families with basic energy, food and shelter needs and in working toward self-sufficiency.


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Highlighted Measure:

Average energy saved per household under the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Data Source: Reports from local grantees, independent evaluation.

NOTE: CY2021 data will be available approximately October of 2022.   


Updated 08/08/2022

GRAPH - Energy Assistance Money in Addition to the Federal Grant Money

Why this is important:
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is an energy efficiency program designed to make the homes of low-income clients more energy efficient, thereby reducing energy consumption and reducing the household's fuel bills. The program also addresses health and safety issues such as the presence of carbon monoxide, malfunctioning gas appliances, and high indoor moisture levels. States must administer the program in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) rules and regulations.

What we're doing about this:
The Division administers the WAP with U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Iowa investor-owned utility funds through local grantees to provide energy efficiency measures to low-income homes. Priority lists are developed based on energy consumption reports to maximize efficiency gains. DCAA provides on-going state of the art training and technical assistance to local grantees, develops programs standards, and monitors local grantee program quality and fiscal management to achieve results.



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