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Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons

U.S. Department of Energy > Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons


Program Description:

DOE's Weatherization Assistance (Wx) Program is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Its mission is to insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with a high energy burden, in order to conserve needed energy and to aid those persons least able to afford higher utility costs. This grant program is Federally funded, but administered at the state and local level. Interested individuals can apply for assistance through more than 970 local community action agencies that provide weatherization services.


General Program Requirements:

One of the primary factors affecting eligibility is income. On average, you are eligible for weatherization if your income falls below 125 percent or 150 percent of the poverty level. Note, however, that some states use higher percentages (some up to 200 percent of poverty level), and other states set eligibility at less than 60 percent of the median state income. Minimum incomes for Hawaii and Alaska, respectively, are slightly higher.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To obtain a phone number, e-mail address, and street address of the director of the state office and program manager for the Weatherization Assistance Program in your state, visit:


Program Contact Information:

For more information, visit:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Energy

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