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Weatherization Assistance Program

PUBLIC NOTICE: The West Virginia Department of Economic Development will host a Public Hearing on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10am. The hearing will be held at 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E Building 3, Charleston, WV 25305 or virtually at The purpose of this hearing is to present the State of West Virginia’s plan for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization 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 12:00pm on Friday, April 28, 2023 following the hearing.

PY2023 DOE WAP - WV State Plan DRAFT


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).

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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