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Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services funds to provide low-income District residents with technical and financial assistance to help reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures and water conservation measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes. WAP is administered through selected community-based organizations and non-profits that hire local contractors to install the measures recommended by the energy audit.

Typical weatherization measures may include insulation, duct sealing, heating, and cooling systems repairs or replacement, air infiltration mitigation, roof repair, mold remediation, and installing ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for WAP, residential properties must:

  • Be occupied by income-eligible households; and
  • NOT be in foreclosure, pending redevelopment, or intended to be sold.

To be eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program, households must have:

  • An annual income below 60% State Median Income (SMI), or
  • At least one household member receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

For multifamily dwellings with:

  • 2-4 units, at least 50% of the households must be eligible, and
  • 5+ units, at least 66% of the households must be eligible.

To determine if your rental property is eligible, please call (202) 299-3316.

Income Guidelines for FY24 (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024)

FY24 Income Limits

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How do I apply?

You can apply by:

  • Emailing your application and documentation to [email protected]
  • Mail your application to:

DOEE Weatherization Assistance Program
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington DC, 20002

Starting mid-October you will be able to apply to the program online.

What documents do I need to apply?

Submit copies of the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Signed and completed Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Application,
  • Government-issued photo ID for head of household,
  • Social Security card for each household member,
  • Proof of income for each household member,
  • Most recent utility bills (gas, water, oil, and/or electric),
  • Signed and completed EMS-LRP-WAP Application,
  • Most recent bank statement (checking and savings),
  • Most recent mortgage statement or copy of the deed to verify homeownership, and
  • Proof of homeowner's or renter's insurance.

What happens next?

  1. After you submit an application with the required documentation, DOEE will process the application.
  2. If you are eligible, DOEE will contact you to schedule a time to check out your home to develop a list of projects to make your home safer and more energy efficient.
  3. DOEE will assign you to a nonprofit that will arrange for the contractor(s) to do the work within 21 days based on funding availability and contractor capacity.
  4. The contractor(s) will notify the nonprofit when work is completed.
  5. The nonprofit, DOEE, and if applicable the Department of Buildings will inspect the work to make sure it was completed correctly.
  6. The nonprofit will pay the contractor(s) directly when the work passes inspection.

What if I still have questions?

For questions regarding eligibility for the Weatherization Assistance Program please email [email protected] or contact the Residential Service Line at 202-299-3316, Monday – Friday 9 am to 3 pm.

If you have questions after you have been approved, the nonprofit you are assigned to will be your primary point of contact for assistance with scheduling and contractors.

Application Documents: 

EMS-LRP-WAP Application

 Zero Income Affidavit

 Notarized Statement of no Bank Account

Program Guidance: 

 DOEE Field Guide 2022 sm.pdf

 DOEE-Multifamily Energy Audit Policy and Procedure.pdf

 Infrastructure BIL US DOE State Plan.pdf

 Readiness Funds and Covid Protocols.pdf

 PY23 (July ‘23 – June ‘24) - US DOE Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan

PY23 (July ‘23 – June ‘24) – Quality Work Plan

PY23 (July ‘23 – June ‘24) – Health and Safety Plan

PY23 (July ‘23 – June ‘24) – Training and Technical Assistance Plan

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