The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the nation's core program for delivering energy efficiency services to low-income households. The program determines which energy efficiency measures are appropriate, emphasizing the most cost-effective measures and those which are essential for the health and safety of the occupants.

Weatherization services are delivered to single family homes, multi-family dwellings, and mobile homes. Services are prioritized to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children. 

  • Typical weatherization includes installing insulation, weatherizing doors and windows, furnace efficiency test, sealing up air leaks, and replacing incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent bulbs. Our crew also addresses energy-related health and safety conditions, particularly carbon monoxide and combustion safety. The first step in the process is an energy audit, a computerized assessment of your home's energy use that is carried out by professional energy auditors. The Weatherization Program has trained and experienced staff that perform work year-round on houses. Mobile homes are not weatherized in the winter months.

Other services provided may include:

  • Diagnostic testing to ensure efficiency and safety of home
  • Check and install insulation in attics, walls, floors, and foundations
  • Make minor repairs to ensure health and safety
  • Ensure windows and doors are energy efficient
  • Dryer vents
  • Test furnace for safety and efficiency
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Install ventilation
  • Discuss energy conservation recommendations
  • Referral to other agencies, if needed

LIHEAP Guidelines

Eligibility is based on a household's income and assets to ensure help goes to those most in need. A household's income must be at or below 60 percent of North Dakota's median income and within these limits.

(Income limits effective Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017)

1 $27,650

2 $36,158

3 $44,665

4 $53,173

5 $61,681

6 $70,188

7 $71,784

8 $73,379

9 $74,974

10 $76,569

11 $78,164

12 $79,760

For more information on the LIHEAP program eligibility, please visit the North Dakota Department of Human Resources website.

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