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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides technical and financial assistance to help low-income residents reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.  WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe and healthy homes.  In the District, WAP is administered through selected Community Based Organizations that hire local contractors to install the energy efficiency measures recommended by the energy audit.  

Typical weatherization measures may include: insulation, duct sealing, heating and cooling systems repairs or replacement, air infiltration mitigation; and reducing electric base load consumption through measures such as energy efficient lighting and  appliances.

Eligibility for WAP is verified by DOEE’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Below is a breakdown of the income eligibility limits at the 60% District median income level.

Income Guidelines for FY 2017 (Beginning October 1, 2016)

Household Size Maximum Annual Income
1 $30,776
2 $40,245
3 $49,715
4 $59,184
5 $68,653
6 $78,123
7 $79,898
8 $81,674

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For families with more than 8 persons, add $1,508 for each additional person.

If you meet these income guidelines, call (202) 535-2600 to make an appointment to come see us. Ask for Energy Assistance - Weatherization.


  • Notice of Public Hearing - Fiscal Year 2017 Weatherization Assistance Program Draft State Plan Revision 1
    DOEE invites the public to present its comments at a public hearing on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Draft State Plan Revision 1. The deadline for comments is November 29, 2016 at the conclusion of the public hearing. Read More>>

Service Contact: 
Kalpita Basu
Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2600
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