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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 Assistance Program (WAP) 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 www.humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/weatherization to access Iowa WAP information.

 



What are the Benefits of WAP?

  • 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

 


 

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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.