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 to lower their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) received funding for WAP through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Trained inspectors and crews retrofit housing for eligible individuals at no cost. 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.
The WAP is delivered to individuals across the state by Community Action Kentucky's 22 local Community Action Agencies.
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For information about income guidelines or how to apply, visit the eligibility information page.
If you are a vendor, service provider, partner, or contractor working on a weatherization project or are interested in the Weatherization Assistance Program, visit the
Resources page for more details.
DRAFT DOE Weatherization State Plan