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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program.

WAP enables low-income families the opportunity to lower their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The goal of this program is to keep Kentuckians warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all year long.

Trained inspectors and crews retrofit housing for families living at or below the threshold of 200 percent of poverty, at no cost to the family. The work includes installing insulation, sealing the exterior, repairing ducts, and replacing heating equipment where necessary. It is common for a family to save as much as $500 in utility bill costs in the year following the retrofit, depending on the household’s usage habits, the climate in the area, and unit prices for the region.

For households who are struggling, the savings and added comfort are an enormous benefit. For contractors surviving a 75 percent decrease in new home construction, the contract work this program provides is keeping their businesses and families from hardship, as well.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is delivered to individuals across the state by Community Action Kentucky through a network of 22 local Community Action Agencies. Louisville Metro Housing serves Jefferson County. If you are interested in applying for a Weatherization retrofit for your home, want to view a full list of requirements, find the Community Action Agency that serves your area, or you are or your firm is interested in working on a WAP project, please review the Resources page.

Eligibility Information 

Households meeting the income guidelines below, that have not received weatherization assistance on or after September 30, 1994, are eligible for weatherization services.

In order to apply you will need: social security numbers and monthly income verification for all occupants, energy bills or print outs from the utility company, proof of ownership of property to be weatherized, and landlord agreement.

Note : If you rent, you must get written permission from your landlord before weatherization services can be performed.  

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If you are not approved for weatherization assistance, you may still be eligible for other assistance.

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Short-term assistance on your utility bill. 
  • The Federal Energy Management Agency (FEMA)FEMA provides a number of services to assist individuals who are victims of a natural disaster including low-interest loans, cash grants and links to assistance from other agencies.
  • Project ImpactProject Impact is designed to reduce a community's exposure to natural disaster.

Vendors, service providers, and partners will find more information on our Resources page. 

For more information contact:

John Cora
(502) 564-7630 ext. 399
(800) 633-8896 (KY only)

1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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