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The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) fund programs that allow the Greater Washington Urban League to assist homeowners and landlords in decreasing the housing cost burden on low-wealth families, increasing home safety, improving their environmental footprint, and reducing or eliminating lead-based paint hazards in the home. The Weatherization Program offers services that include attic sealing and insulation, window and door replacements, appliance upgrades and HVAC systems repairs.  The Lead Reduction Program identifies lead-based paint and health or safety hazards and does the necessary renovations to remove these hazards.  Such services are offered free of charge for those who qualify.  Both Programs are verified by DOEE.  District residents must apply for assistance by clicking the button below, or by calling 3-1-1 to schedule an in-person appointment.

The Greater Washington Urban League is looking for qualified contractors to perform the various types of weatherization work and other building services. We seek contracting firms of all sizes.  Business owners that personally identify with the lived experiences of the Disadvantaged and Underserved Communities we serve are welcome.  

All Weatherization Contractors are required to have a DC business license, BPI certifications, Liability & Pollution Insurance and meet the requirements listed in the RFQ.  

All LEAD Contractors must be pre-certified through the Lead-Safe and Healthy Housing Division of DOEE, are required to be a HUD Lead Contractor and have a DC business license, Liability & Lead Insurance and meet the requirements in the RFQ.  

This program offers contractors a host of benefits in addition to revenue.  Technical training is paid for by DOEE.  The work offers an opportunity to fill-in seasonal gaps and an opportunity to be listed as a preferred vendor of the League.

Click the button below to view our Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Contractors for Energy Efficiency & Conservation Program. Contractors for LEAD Reduction Program.

For more information on the Weatherization Assistance Program, Lead Reduction Program, and the Solar For All Program offered by the DC Department of Energy & Environment click the links below.

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