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Weatherization Assistance Program

State Plan

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: The Community Advancement and Development (CAD) division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) is hosting an online public hearing on the proposed use and distribution of funds for the Weatherization Assistance Program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2pm. The WVDED is seeking comments from the public on the proposed use of funds. The plan will guide the expenditure of approximately $4,325,662 annual funding for PY 2024-2025 beginning July 1, 2024. The draft plan is available for public review until close of business Monday, April 29, 2024 and will be submitted to the DOE on or about May 3, 2024. Additional information about the plan and hearing are available on the CAD division’s website, including the draft plan and instructions for registering to attend the online hearing. To visit the website enter the following into your internet browser without spaces: To be considered in the plan, written comments will be received in the WVDED at 1900 Kanawha Blvd.,East, Building 3, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25305, attention Shelly Woda, or submitted via email to [email protected]

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 $10,280 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 2022-23, WV WAP received $3,993,882. 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 2022-23, WV WAP received $4,800,298”.

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:
Department of Energy Weatherization grants from July 1- June 30.
Department of Health and Human Resources LIHEAP grants run October 1-September 30.

Authorizing Legislation/Statute: N/A