Community Action Council, Inc.


Purpose of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

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Is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly highly vulnerable populations, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.

Program Description

The Weatherization Assistance Program was created in 1976 to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as:

  • Elderly
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Families with Children
  • High residential energy users
  • Households with high energy burden

Weatherization crews use computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment, such as the blower door, manometer, and infrared camera to determine the most cost-effective measures appropriate for each home.  Typical measures includes installing insulation in walls, floors and attics, reducing air infiltration and pressure imbalances; sealing and repairing ducts; and tuning and repairing heating and cooling units , testing refrigerators ten years or older could be a savings opportunity and may be a likely candidate for replacement.  Age along cannot be the determining factor in replacing a refrigerator.

Crews use funds to install only those energy-efficiency measures that meet a Saving-to-Investment Ratio (SIR) of 1:1 and above.  A limited amount of funds may be used to address energy-related health and safety problems, or to perform incidental repairs.  This approach ensures the program’s cost-effectiveness.

Eligibility for the Weatherization Program

A dwelling unit is eligible for weatherization assistance if it is occupied by family members that meet the 200% Federal poverty guidelines (see below) and your home has to be in a condition that is favorable for weatherization measures. 
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For each additional member of the household please complete an
Additional Household Member Form .   

2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Family Size                  200%
1                                $ 24,980
2                                $ 33.820
3                                $ 42.660
4                                $ 51,500
5                                $ 60,340
6                                $ 69,180
7                                $ 78,020
8                                $ 86,860

9                                $ 95,700
10                              $104,540

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