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Weatherization Assistance Program

Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed State Plan:

The West Virginia Department of Economic Development will host a Public Hearing on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 2:30 pm. The hearing will be held at 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E., Building 3, 1st Floor Conference Room, Charleston, WV 25305, or virtually at The purpose of the hearing is to present the State of West Virginia's plan for the U.S. Department of Energy, Weatherization Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Program. A copy of the draft plan is available for your review. Comments on the proposed use of funds must be submitted via email to [email protected] or made in person at the Public Hearing. All comments must be received by 3:00 PM on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Draft - Weatherization BIL State Plan

What is Weatherization?

The West Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households in the state to reduce the costs incurred due to energy related utilities. The program does this by implementing energy efficiency measures in the homes of qualifying households such as:

  • Insulation of walls, floors and attics
  • Repairing malfunctioned home heating systems
  • Maintenance of air supply and conditioning systems

Eligibility Requirements

Must be a resident of West Virginia and must have an income that is less than or equal to the specified income maximum.

Household SizeMaximum Income Level (Per Year)*For households with more than eight people, add $9,080 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Under DOE guidelines, customers are automatically eligible to receive weatherization assistance if they receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

Weatherization Service Network map

Benefits of WAP

The WAP gives priority to identifying and providing weatherization assistance to the elderly or persons with disabilities, households with children, households with a high-energy burden, and households identified as high energy users. WV WAP also operates the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) which provides emergency heat repair and replacement, and works with utility companies throughout the state to provide services to reduce consumers’ energy burden.

Funding for WAP

Amount: The DOE grant is a three-year grant, with funds received annually. The amount awarded to WV WAP varies depending on appropriations by the United States Congress. For Program Year 2020, WV WAP received $3,947,952. The LIHEAP Grant is received annually, and the amount varies depending on WV Department of Health and Human Resources allocation received from HHS. For Program Year 2020, WV WAP received $4,454,927.

Source of Funds:

  • Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
  • CFDA Number and Name: 81.402 – Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons
  • Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • CFDA Number and Name: 93.568 – Low-Income Home and Energy Assistance

Funding Cycle: DOE WAP grants run July 1 through June 30. DHHR LIHEAP grants run October 1 through September 30.

Authorizing Legislation/Statute: N/A