The Virgin Islands Energy Office administers two federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of Energy known as the State Energy Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program. Grants are applied for annually and are awarded based on a formula.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) provides funding and technical assistance to state and territory energy offices to help them advance their clean energy economy while contributing to national energy goals.
SEP also provides leadership to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy in each state through communications and outreach activities and technology deployment, and by providing access to new partnerships and resources.
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides leadership to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy in each state through communications and outreach activities and technology deployment, and by providing access to new partnerships and resources.
Additionally, SEP helps states improve the security of their energy infrastructure by assisting them with the development of state energy plans. Each state shares its plan with SEP, sets short-term objectives, and outlines its long-term goals. SEP also supports the states in preparing for natural disasters by helping them develop energy emergency plans. Visit our SEP Program page for more info.
- Energy Assurance Plam
- LED Instant Rebates
- Solar Water Heater Rebates
- Sun Power Loan Program
- Wind Anemometer Loan Program
Patricia Lord, Grants Program Coordinator
Carl Joseph, Energy Analyst I
Molissa Brin, Administrative Aide
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with local governments and nonprofit agencies to provide weatherization services to those in need using the latest technologies for home energy upgrades. Since the program began in 1976, DOE has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families by reducing their energy bills.
What is Weatherization?
Today, WAP’s weatherization services consist of cost-effective energy efficiency measures for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents. Under this definition, it includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures that encompass the building envelope, its heating and cooling systems, its electrical system, and electricity consuming appliances.
WAP serves low-income families free of charge and limits the amount of money that can be spent on any single residence as determined by federal rules. (The average expenditure is $6,500.) As a result, only the most cost-effective measures are included in the upgrade of a particular home. This constant pressure for low-cost energy savings has become the trademark of weatherization and distinguishes it from the larger home retrofit industry. Visit our WAP Program page for more info.
Leila Muller, Grants Program Coordinator
Harold Brown, Program Specialist
Calvert Charleswell, Audit Inspector I
Jarell O’Connor, Administrative Officer I