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Wisconsin's Weatherization Assistance Program
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 TO APPLY

Applying for Energy Assistance at your local Wisconsin Heating Energy Assistance Agency or WHEAP agency is the FIRST STEP in determining your eligibility for weatherization services.

 

Contact your local WHEAP agency to apply.  Click on the "Where to Apply" tab and select your county to find out where to apply.

 

 

WEATHERIZATION AGENCY PRIORITIES AND SERVICE

The Division of Energy Services contracts with various agencies throughout the state to provide weatherization services to eligible households. Agencies include community action agencies, housing authorities, local governments and other non-profit organizations.

 

The weatherization agency for your area will receive a list of eligible applicants from WHEAP and will determine service priority and the eligibility for your home.  The goal of the weatherization program is to save energy by targeting households with an excessive energy burden and that are made up of elderly, handicapped and/or children under 6 years of age. 

 

Local weatherization agencies will contact the highest priority households to evaluate the home and decide what weatherization services are needed.  Appropriate weatherization services will be completed by agency crews and subcontractors.

 

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE

The Division of Energy contracts with local agencies to provide basic weatherization services which:

  • Reduce your home heating bills
  • Save energy
  • Make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

 

If you are eligible for weatherization services based on your WHEAP application, your application information will be referred to the local weatherization agency. Households selected for potential weatherization services will be contacted by the weatherization agency. The agency will then make arrangements to have an energy auditor will look at your home to see what can be done to make it more energy efficient.  Weatherization services differ with each home depending on how it was built and its condition. Some common weatherization services include:

  • Insulate attics, walls and floors
  • Insulate or replace water heater
  • Install energy efficient lighting
  • Reduce air leakage
  • Repair or replace furnace
  • Test and/or replace refrigerator
  • Perform a  general health and safety inspection
  • Provide information about maintenance and energy conservation

ELIGIBILITY

You may be eligible for weatherization services if:

  • You received benefits from Wisconsinís Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) or your gross income for the last three months is equal to or less than 60% of Wisconsin's state median income (SMI) for your family size. Your dwelling/apartment has not been weatherized before.
  • Your household meets certain priorities that may include a high energy burden or use, an elderly or disabled member or a child under six.                                                 

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR THE 2013-2014 WHEAP HEATING SEASON                                                        

                                                         

60 PERCENT OF STATE MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES

 

HOUSEHOLD   ONE                           THREE                    ANNUAL

SIZE             MONTH                       MONTH                   INCOME

                                                         

1                  2,058.00                     6,173.00                24,692.00

2                  2,691.00                     8,073.00                32,290.00

3                  3,324.00                     9,972.00                39,887.00

4                  3,957.00                   11,871.00                47,485.00

5                  4,590.00                   13,771.00                55,083.00

6                  5,223.00                   15,670.00                62,680.00

7                  5,342.00                   16,026.00                64,105.00

8                  5,461.00                   16,382.00                65,529.00

 


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