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The Recovery Act invested millions in new projects that are improving our infrastructue, repairing homes, and much more.  But it also provided millions in direct benefits for families, students, businesses, investors, and more including more than $288 million in various forms of tax relief.  Guidance on how to access each of those benefits is below.

Education

Energy

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Health Care

Housing

Job Training & Placement

Small Businesses

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Tax Relief

Unemployment

Home Weatherization

Recovery Act Provisions:

-  Expands existing program with new rules and an additional $5 billion nationwide

-  Raises income level to 200 percent of poverty

-  Increases maximum value of repairs to $6,500 per home

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The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to help low income save on energy costs. Local service providers use federal funds to do energy audits and install new doors, windows, appliances, insulation, caulk, and more. The Recovery Act vastly expanded the program in order to create a large number of jobs while providing a lasting benefit for communities.  Texas' share amounts to $327 million.

To apply to have your home weatherized:

1) Determine whether you are eligible

 The program is not restricted to homeowners living in a single-family home, as some renters will qualify, as well as some mobile home owners and some apartment complexes. The Recovery Act temporarily raised the income limits on the program from 125 percent of poverty to 200 percent of poverty; the chart at right displays the maximum annual income levels.

2) Contact your local WAP provider(s) for an application

 Texas’ $327 million has been apportioned between 34 existing providers (Community Action Agencies, nonprofits, and local governments) covering all 254 counties in the state, as well as every city with a population greater than 75,000. Each subrecipient has its own method of application and award. Some entities have chosen to focus on certain neighborhoods within their jurisdiction, while others have initiated an open application process.

To find out more and apply, use the lists below to contact the subrecipient that covers your county and the proper city officials if you live in a city that has its own funding. Some providers may give special consideration to households with members who are elderly, disabled, or meet other criteria, so be sure to inquire if you have special circumstances.

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Cities with WAP funding: Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lewisville, Lubbock, McAllen, Mesquite, Midland, Odessa, Pasadena, Plano, Richardson, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls

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County: Provider, WAP Phone Number

Anderson: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Andrews: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221

Angelina: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491
Aransas: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989 
Archer: Rolling Plains Management Corporation,
(940) 684-1571
Armstrong: Panhandle Community Services,
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Atascosa: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Austin: Combined Community Action, Inc.,
(979) 540-2985
Bailey: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Bandera: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210) 362-5211
Bastrop: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Baylor: Rolling Plains Management Corporation,
(940) 684-1571
Bee: Bee Community Action Agency, (361) 358-5530
Bell: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.,
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Bexar: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Blanco: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Borden: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Bosque: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203
Bowie: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Brazoria: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989
Brazos: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910

Brewster: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Briscoe: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Brooks: Community Action Corporation of South Texas, (361) 661-1300
Brown: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Burleson: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Burnet: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Caldwell: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Calhoun: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989
Callahan: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Cameron: Cameron and Willacy Counties Community Projects, Inc., (956) 421-2216
Camp: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Carson: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Cass: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Castro: Panhandle Community Services, 
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Chambers: Programs for Human Services, Inc.
(409) 886-0125 (409) 886-4338 1(866) 550-0282
Cherokee: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491 
Childress: Panhandle Community Services, 
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Clay: Rolling Plains Management Corporation
(940) 684-1571 
Cochran: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Coke: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Coleman: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Collin: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Collingsworth: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220

Colorado: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Comal: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Comanche: Community Action Program, Inc.,
(325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Concho: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Cooke: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526 
Coryell: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Cottle: Rolling Plains Management Corporation,
(940) 684-1571
Crane: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876

Crockett: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Crosby South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Culberson: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Dallam: Panhandle Community Services,
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Dallas: Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, (214) 819-2884
Dawson: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
De Witt: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas
(361) 578-2989
Deaf Smith: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Delta: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Denton: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Dickens: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Dimmit: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
Donley: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Duval: Institute for Rural Development, (361) 592-1303
Eastland: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108

Ector: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Edwards: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
El Paso: El Paso Community Action Program, Project BRAVO, Inc., (915) 562-4100
Ellis: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Erath: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Falls: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203
Fannin: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Fayette: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Fisher: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Floyd: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Foard: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, (940) 684-1571
Fort Bend: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Franklin: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Freestone: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203 
Frio: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210) 362-5211
Gaines: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Galveston: Programs for Human Services, Inc., (409) 886-4338
Garza: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Gillespie: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Glasscock: West Texas Opportunities, Inc.,
(806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Goliad: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas
(361) 578-2989
Gonzales: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989

Gray: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Grayson: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Gregg: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491 
Grimes: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Guadalupe: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Hale: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Hall: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Hamilton: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Hansford Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Hardeman: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, 
(940) 684-1571
Hardin: Programs for Human Services, Inc., (409) 886-4338
Harris: Sheltering Arms Senior Services, Inc., (713) 956-1888
Harrison: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Hartley: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Haskell: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Hays: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985 
Hemphill: Panhandle Community Services, 
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Henderson: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 
Hidalgo: Community Action Corporation of South Texas, (361) 661-1300
Hill: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203
Hockley: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Hood: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 
Hopkins: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Houston: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491

Howard: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Hudspeth: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Hunt: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 1
Hutchinson: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Irion: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Jack: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, (940) 684-1571
Jackson: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989
Jasper: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Jeff Davis: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Jefferson: Programs for Human Services, Inc.
(409) 886-4338 
Jim Hogg: South Texas Development Council, (956) 722-3995
Jim Wells: Community Action Corporation of South Texas, (361) 661-1300
Johnson: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 
Jones: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Karnes: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Kaufman: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 
Kendall: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Kenedy: Community Action Corporation of South Texas, (361) 661-1300
Kent: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Kerr: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210) 362-5211
Kimble: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
King: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560

Kinney: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272

Kleberg: Community Action Corporation of South Texas
(361) 661-1300
Knox: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
La Salle: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
Lamar: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Lamb: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Lampasas: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Lavaca: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas
(361) 578-2989
Lee: Combined Community Action, Inc., (979) 540-2985
Leon: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Liberty: Programs for Human Services, Inc., (409) 886-4338
Limestone: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203
Lipscomb: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Live Oak: Bee Community Action Agency, (361) 358-5530
Llano: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Loving: Community Council of Reeves County
(432) 447-4913
Lubbock: Lubbock, City of, Community Development Department, (806)775-2294
Lynn: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Madison: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Marion: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Martin: West Texas Opportunities, Inc.
(806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Mason: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Matagorda: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989

Maverick: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272

McCulloch: Concho Valley Community Action Agency
(325) 653-2411 (325) 653-1680
McLennan: Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation of Planning Region XI, (254) 753-0331 ext. 203 
McMullen: Bee Community Action Agency, (361) 358-5530
Medina: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211 
Menard: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Midland: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Milam: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Mills: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
(325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Mitchell: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Montague: Rolling Plains Management Corporation
(940) 684-1571
Montgomery: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Moore: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Morris: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Motley: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Nacogdoches: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491 
Navarro: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401 
Newton: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Nolan: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Nueces: Nueces County Community Action Agency, (361) 654-7942

Ochiltree: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Oldham: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Orange: Programs for Human Services, Inc., (409) 886-4338
Palo Pinto: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Panola: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Parker: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Parmer: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Pecos: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Polk: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491 
Potter: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Presidio: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Rains: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Randall: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Reagan: Concho Valley Community Action agency, (325) 653-1680
Real: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
Red River: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Reeves: Community Council of Reeves County, (432) 447-4913
Refugio: Bee Community Action Agency, (361) 358-5530
Roberts: Panhandle Community Services
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220 1(800) 676-4727
Robertson: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Rockwall: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Runnels: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Rusk: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491
Sabine: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
San Augustine: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
San Jacinto: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491
San Patricio: Community Action Corporation of South Texas, (361) 661-1300

San Saba: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Schleicher: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Scurry: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Shackelford: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Shelby: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Sherman: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Smith: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Somervell: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Starr: South Texas Development Council, (956) 722-3995
Stephens: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Sterling: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Stonewall: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Sutton: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Swisher: Panhandle Community Services, (806) 372-2531 Ext 220
Tarrant Fort Worth Department of Housing & Economic Development, (817) 392-7548
Taylor: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Terrell: Big Bend Community Action Committee, Inc., (432) 729-4876
Terry: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560
Throckmorton: Community Action Program, Inc., (325) 673-5785 Ext. 108
Titus: Texoma Council of Governments, (903) 813-3526
Tom Green: Concho Valley Community Action Agency, (325) 653-1680
Travis: Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Services, (512) 854-7260
Trinity: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491

Tyler: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Upshur: Tri-County Community Action, Inc., (936) 598-6315 Ext. 23
Upton: West Texas Opportunities, Inc., (806) 872-8354 Ext. 221
Uvalde: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
Val Verde: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272
Van Zandt: Community Services, Inc., (903) 872-2401
Victoria: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989
Walker: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Waller: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Ward: Community Council of Reeves County, (432) 447-4913
Washington: Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., (979) 595-2910
Webb: Webb County Community Action Agency, (956) 523-4184
Wharton: Community Action Committee of Victoria Texas, (361) 578-2989
Wheeler: Panhandle Community Services, 
(806) 372-2531 Ext 220 
Wichita: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, 
(940) 684-1571
Wilbarger: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, (940) 684-1571
Willacy: Cameron and Willacy Counties Community Projects, Inc., (956) 421-2216
Williamson: Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc., (325) 372-5167  Ext 282, 292
Wilson: Alamo Area Council of Governments, (210)362-5211
Winkler: Community Council of Reeves County, (432) 447-4913
Wise: Rolling Plains Management Corporation
(940) 684-1571
Wood: Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP), (936) 564-2491
Yoakum: South Plains Community Action Association, Inc., (806) 894-4560

Young: Rolling Plains Management Corporation, 
(940) 684-1571
Zapata: South Texas Development Council, (956) 722-3995
Zavala: Community Services Agency of South Texas, (830) 876-0272