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Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Beginning October 1, 2021 the program has re-opened and is accepting applications. Please contact (202) 299-3316 for questions or concerns.

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services, provides low-income residents 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 to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes. In the District, WAP is administered through selected Community-Based Organizations and non-profits 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 installing ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances.

Eligibility for WAP is verified by DOEE’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Once you apply for LIHEAP and indicate your interest in WAP, a DOEE representative will contact you for the next steps. To make an appointment for energy assistance or to address program questions, please call 311.

Beginning October 1, 2021, DOEE's Emergency Mechanical Systems Program (EMS) has reopened. DOEE is now accepting applications.

Mechanical systems include central air conditioning units, heating systems, hot water tanks, and chimney liners.

Clients interested in the Emergency Mechanical Systems Program do not need to submit supporting documents, but your appliance must be completely inoperable.

To receive services from either program you must first be approved for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or someone in the household must currently receive Social Security Income or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Below is a breakdown of the income eligibility limits at the 60% District state median income level.

Income Guidelines for FY22 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022)

Household Size Maximum Annual Income
1 $42,920
2 $56,126
3 $69,332
4 $82,538
5 $95,744
6 $108,950
7 $111,426
8 $113,902

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