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Weatherization Assistance Program

What is Weatherization Assistance Program?

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) allows low-income families to bring down their energy bills forever by making their houses more energy efficient. Finances are utilized to enhance the energy performance of dwellings households in need making use of the most superior technologies and testing procedures accessible in the housing industry.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers funding to states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments that control the administration of the program. These governments, in turn, finance a group of local community action agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments that offer these weatherization services in each state, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and among Native American tribes.

Who is eligible for this program?

Around 20 to 30 million U.S. families are qualified for weatherization services nationally. Services are offered by the states, and each state has somewhat different standards. All energy services are controlled by local weatherization agencies.

If you get Supplemental Security Income or Aid to households having dependent Children, you automatically qualify to get weatherization services. In other circumstances, states may favor:

  1. Individuals completed 60 years of age
  2. Households with one or more members who is/are disabled
  3. Households with children (in most states)

One of the main components influencing eligibility is income. Depending on what state you reside, you are qualified for weatherization if your income goes lower than the 200 percent poverty level. Certain states use a third option to establish eligibility if your income is below 60 percent of the median income in your state; and minimum incomes for Hawaii and Alaska, respectively, are marginally higher.

How to apply for this program?

To apply for this program get in touch with your local state office to start the application process straightaway. You can find your state's office details at the following location: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/project_map/

What is the Program Contact Information?

For more details, check out: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/wap.html