> Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a Federal grant program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons, particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. The installation of energy efficiency measures for each dwelling is based on a computerized energy audit which determines the cost effectiveness of each measure. Energy efficiency measures include high-density wall and attic insulation and blower door - guided infiltration reduction. Because the weatherization procedures result in "tightening" homes, indoor air quality and other client health and safety issues are also addressed. Health and safety measures include safety checks of all combustion appliances. Besides the obvious benefit of conserving energy, the program also mitigates certain health and safety problems in the client's homes, maintains affordable housing for low-income persons, reduces utility arrearages, and reduces environmental pollution.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Iowa, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $21,660 if one person lives in the household; $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household, or $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for Weatherization, LIHEAP and other programs, find the outreach office nearest you by clicking on your county at the following link:
Program Contact Information:
For more information about the Iowa Weatherization program, please go to:
You may also contact the Iowa Department of Human Rights at 515-242-5655.