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Weatherization

Special Information for ARRA Public Works Weatherization Projects ARRA-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The documents below will help awarding agencies and contractors utilize ARRA funds for weatherization projects.

Contact Prevailing Wage for ARRA/Weatherization Questions

Acrobat PDF file Prevailing Wage Laws - Overview for ARRA Funded Weatherization Projects (391 KB PDF)

Learn the basics of Prevailing Wage Law when using ARRA funds for weatherization projects.

Acrobat PDF file Washington Prevailing Wage Summary Weatherization (161 KB PDF)

A summary discussion of Washington Prevailing Wage Law as it applies to ARRA funded weatherization projects and state scopes of work generally applicable to such projects.

Acrobat PDF file Washington Prevailing Wage Filing Requirements (58 KB PDF)

Help with understanding the basics of Washington prevailing wage filing requirements.

Acrobat PDF file Streamlined Intent and Affidavit Filing Process (41 KB PDF)

Learn about the streamlined Intent and Affidavit Filing Process for weatherization projects.

Acrobat PDF file Prevailing Wage Filing Instructions (3,516 KB PDF / 10 min)

A visual presentation of the Intent and Affidavit Filing process.

Acrobat PDF file Weatherization Projects - Federal and Washington State Prevailing Wage Rates (101 KB)

View a list which compares Federal Davis Bacon and Washington prevailing wage rates effective August 31, 2011, for weatherization projects.

Acrobat PDF file Weatherization Projects - Federal and State Worker Classifications (84 KB PDF)

Help with coordinating federal Davis-Bacon and state worker classifications based on tasks performed on typical ARRA-funded weatherization projects.

Acrobat PDF file WSU Energy Program Projects - Federal and State Worker Classifications (86 KB PDF)

Help with coordinating federal Davis-Bacon and state worker classifications based on tasks performed on typical SEP/EECBG weatherization projects administered through the WSU Energy Program.

Acrobat PDF file Weatherization: Which wage rate? (139 KB PDF)

An example of application of Davis-Bacon and State prevailing wage rates to a weatherization project.

Acrobat PDF file Department of Commerce-L&I Joint Weatherization Letter November 12, 2009 (106 KB PDF)

Read the Washington State Department of Commerce (formerly Community Trade and Economic Development) and L&I joint letter regarding ARRA and Weatherization.

Acrobat PDF file ARRA Weatherization Message from Steve McLain November 18, 2009 (64 KB PDF)

Read the letter from Steve McLain (Assistant Director of Specialty Compliance at L&I) regarding weatherization projects.

Acrobat PDF file Construction Contractors: Get the Facts, Get Registered (245 KB PDF)

Get the Basics about being a contractor in Washington.

If you are performing weatherization work, most likely you must be a registered contractor. Learn whether the work you are performing requires contractor registration and how to go about completing the process.


If, as part of your weatherization tasks, you are performing trade work such as electrical or plumbing work, you must be licensed or certified by the state of Washington to perform such work. For assistance with plumbing certification, please see: Plumbers in Washington must be certified by Labor & Industries. For assistance with electrical certification, please see: Electrical Licensing, Exams and Educational Requirements.

For weatherization work performed on a factory-built structure, including mobile/manufactured homes, it is important that you get information about installation requirements and/or alteration permit and inspection requirements for such structures at: Factory-Assembled Structures.

Other websites of general interest regarding ARRA include:

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