Low-income areas in Pennsylvania looking to weatherize homes will have some extra federal money to make it possible.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Pennsylvania is set to receive $186 million to help low-income families save on energy bills through the Weatherization Assistance Program.

The Weatherization Assistance Program funding has increased by ten-fold, from $18 million to $186 million, in just one year.

This funding will pay for retrofitting thousands of low-income homes to make them more energy-efficient while lowering utility bills.

"This is a commonsense program that makes homes safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient all while slashing families' energy bills," said Senator Casey.

The Department of Energy will provide funding across the country, after which states work with local agencies, including non-profits and local governments, to deliver services.

Low-income households typically spend almost 14 percent of total annual income versus 3 percent for other households on energy costs.

With the funding, states can provide modifications like installing insulation, updating heating and cooling systems, and upgrading electrical appliances to contribute to less energy usage and cheaper energy bills.

The Weatherization Assistance Program has delivered an average of $372 in annual energy savings for American families.