Programs & Services by County

Research local services in your Area

Mid-Sioux Service Area


The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a low-income energy efficiency program administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). Its purpose is to make the homes of low-income clients more energy efficient, thereby reducing the households’ energy bills. The program also improves the health and safety of low-income homes. The energy efficiency and health and safety work is done using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.

Weatherization makes energy-efficient repairs to home by providing comfort while saving on utility costs and ensuring the health and safety of residents. Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, households save on average $283 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program.

Click on to access Iowa WAP information.


What are the Benefits of Weatherization?

  • Conserves energy
  • Solves certain health and safety problems in the client's homes
  • Maintains affordable housing for low-income persons
  • Reduces utility averages
  • Reduces environmental pollution



What is Required for Program Eligibility?

  • Meet income guidelines: 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Owners and renters both qualify



What is Required to Apply for Services?

  • Can apply for weatherization at the same time you apply for the LiHEAP program
  • Applications are taken over the phone at our local outreach offices



Inspection Process

A contract Energy Auditor will inspect:

  • Combustion appliances
  • Heating System
  • Chimney function
  • Water heater
  • Stove & Oven
  • Insulation
  • Attic & basement air leaks
  • Refrigerator & freezer efficiency

A Weatherization plan will be developed & may include:
  • Furnace tune & clean, repair/replacement
  • Water heater repair/replacement
  • Attic, sidewall, crawl space & band joist insulation
  • Seal cracks & holes
  • Removal/replacement of refrigerator/freezer



Helpful Resources



Follow Weatherization on MSO Social Media



Mission Statement

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.
Helping People. Changing Lives.

Weatherization Assistance Program - Department of Human Rights
To ensure basic rights, freedoms, and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social, and cultural barriers.