Pappas Delivers Federal Support to Lower NH Home Energy Costs


Date: March 31, 2022

New Hampshire to receive $18 million in funds made available through the bipartisan infrastructure law

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, welcomed the news this week that First District families will be able to receive additional federal funding to ensure their homes were more energy-efficient, lowering costs and allowing Granite State families to keep more money in their pockets.

The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications from states for $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - with $18 million of that heading to New Hampshire. This expanded funding is made possible through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act, which Congressman Pappas supported and fought to pass.

"I fought to pass the bipartisan infrastructure law because it would deliver badly-needed resources to help Granite Staters, and this program from the Department of Energy to cut home energy costs by investing in efficiency is another example of the positive benefits we are seeing through that legislation," said Congressman Pappas. "It is vital that we keep doing all we can to lower costs for families and bring down energy prices at home and at the gas pump. That's why I remain committed to ensuring these and other federal dollars get to First District residents as quickly as possible to meet their needs."

Pappas has fought to bring down costs for Granite Staters amid spikes in energy prices and inflation. He has repeatedly called on the Biden Administration to release more barrels from U.S. oil strategic reserves, has pushed to suspend the federal gas tax to provide immediate relief at the gas pump, and called for home heating energy reserves to be tapped last year. Pappas has also fought to lower the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and has advocated for extending the expanded Child Tax Credit, a middle-class tax cut for 77% of Granite State families, to put more money back in the pockets of First District residents.

The Weatherization Assistance Program allows states to retrofit low-income homes to make them more energy-efficient while lowering utility bills. WAP retrofit funding is designed to address the "whole home" including installing insulation, updating heating and cooling systems, upgrading electrical appliances, and taking other common-sense actions that will make homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer with less energy usage.

For more information about this effort, visit the WAP website or contact Congressman Pappas's office at or call (603) 285-4300.