> Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program
The Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) installs energy efficiency improvements in the homes of low-income persons and households to reduce their energy burden, lower their energy costs and improve their health and safety in the home. The Division of State Services (DSSC) administers the program under contracts with Neighborhood House, Inc., which operates weatherization projects in New Castle County, and First State Community Action Agency, which operate projects in Kent and Sussex Counties. Each agency subcontracts with private construction and heating contractors to install such measures as: air sealing, insulation, window and door replacement, and furnace repair and replacement. The WAP operates year round with a waiting list.
Weatherization assistance is provided at no cost to families whose incomes are at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level. (As a reference, please see the Division of Social Services' Income Eligibility tables.) Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Utility Funds.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Delaware, 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; and $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.
Applications for the WAP are taken at Catholic Charities. Interested persons should call Catholic Charities at the following locations to schedule an appointment:
New Castle County: (302) 654-9295
Kent County: (302) 674-1782
Sussex County: (302) 856-6310
You can call the Delaware help-line toll-free for assistance with applying for the program at 800-464-4357.
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