What is this program?
The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy costs through greater energy efficiency in their homes. The funds are used to improve the energy performance of the homes of families in need, using the most advanced technology and testing the procedures available in the housing industry. The US Department of Energy (DOE) provides funds to states, overseas US territories, and tribal Indian governments, who are responsible for administering the program. These governments, in turn, fund a network of local community action agencies,
Who is eligible for this program?
To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must be residents of the state where they apply and need financial assistance to cover their home energy costs. Preference may be given to:
If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Assistance to Families with Dependent Children, you automatically qualify for weatherization services.
To qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
Select household size
Maximum family income per yearSee table
*For households with more than eight people, add $9,440 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate administrative agency to ensure you receive the most accurate guidelines.